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Welspun India commits to undertake climate action aligned with SBTi

28 Jan '22
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Pic: Welspun
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Welspun India Limited has recently committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) of Net-Zero Standard and Business Ambition for 1.5°C to mitigate its GHG emissions. SBTi Business Ambition for 1.5°C is an urgent call to action from a global coalition of UN agencies and business and industry leaders, in partnership with the Race to Zero.

Globally more than 2,000 businesses and financial institutions are working with the SBTi to reduce their emissions in line with climate science. As on date, a total of 8 companies from Indian textiles, apparel, footwear and luxury goods sector are part of the SBTi and progressing towards 1.5°C future. As part of the pledge, Welspun India strives to achieve net zero emissions by setting up a target aligned with the SBTi Net-Zero Framework. Further, it aims to develop a decarbonisation roadmap to minimise its emission across the value chain operations through initiatives. This would include reducing its greenhouse gas emissions through periodic review of GHG inventory, persistent increase in annual sourcing of renewable energy, identifying climate related business risks and reporting as per the guidelines of Taskforce on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Welspun said in a press release.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, Welspun India acknowledges the risk posed by the climate crisis, as well as the adverse impact that business operations have on the environment. Businesses can no longer afford to take a wait-and-see approach to climate change. The time to act and safeguard our tomorrow is now. Our commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative of Net-Zero Standard is a step in that direction. With sustainability and climate consciousness as integral components of our overarching business philosophy, we will continue to monitor, assess, and implement policies that allow us to reduce the direct and indirect environmental impact of our operations,” Dipali Goenka, Jt. MD & CEO, Welspun India Ltd., said.

The pledge marks Welspun India’ s vision of becoming a global leader in espousing the ESG framework and ensuring its environment, social and governance actions are structured and formalised. The company has already deployed multiple initiatives across the value chain operations to reduce its carbon footprint and mitigate the impact of climate change.


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