Marico’s sustainability efforts are aimed towards conserving the ecology, whilst institutionalizing a ‘green mindset’ amongst Mariconians. Marico has successfully implemented over 50 ideas in the areas of energy, water and paper usage reduction in the last 2 years. The ideas varied from process changes in manufacturing to investing in equipment that would reduce energy consumption to reduced usage of plastic.
We have gained considerable momentum in our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint; most of our strategies and processes today undergo a Green filter, as we intrinsically evaluate the environmental implications of all initiatives.
Highlighted below are some key initiatives that had a significant positive impact on the environment.
The "Think Fresh, Be Green" initiative aims to build a Green culture at Marico. Tree plantations on birthdays, using video conferencing to reduce travel, celebrating festivals in an eco- friendly way are part of the culture. We have also institutionalized a Green Score Card which measures progress on our Green journey through member feedback. Teams that have made significant contributions to our sustainability journey are recognized every year at the annual Organisation Communication event.
We conducted sessions for our C&FA agents (depots) on the need and benefits of going Green, which has led to considerable savings for the organisation. More importantly however, it has increased the saliency of the need to adopt sustainable work practices amongst our associates.