Diverse Sustainability: The Mahindra Group joins WBCSD

The Mahindra Group, one of India’s leading business houses, today joined nearly 200 forward thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Published: Thu, Mar 1, 2018
Type: News

Geneva, 1 March 2017: A US$19 billion multinational, the Mahindra Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership. By connecting with WBCSD’s network of forward thinking businesses across a variety of sectors, Mahindra believes that it can make a real impact in global corporate sustainability.

The Group’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Anirban Ghosh, said of the partnership “We are delighted to join WBCSD and look forward to exploring innovative sustainable development solutions together. In our commitment to working towards a safe and sustainable future, we continuously seek new ways to effectively improve our environmental track record and corporate citizenship practices. Working collaboratively with WBCSD and its members, we are confident this can be achieved.”

WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker said “The Mahindra Group’s diverse operations, across sectors including mobility, agriculture, infrastructure and finance, offer a unique opportunity to scale up corporate sustainability. It’s influence as one of India’s largest companies, coupled with its global reach in sectors including transport and energy, give the Mahindra Group the potential to play a leadership role in sustainable solutions. I look forward to working closely with the Mahindra Group to drive real progress in these and other areas.”

The Mahindra Group employs over 200, 000 people in over 100 countries and becomes WBCSD’s tenth Indian member-company.

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