THE ESG (Environmental Social Governance) WAY OF V-TRANS
The logistics industry is one of the key industries that drive the business of any industrial player. It reaches out to the customers or clients by delivering the required products and goods at the right time, at the right place, and in the right condition. The industry is looked upon now for addressing the environmental issues and preparing itself to serve the clients while ensuring sustainability. V-Trans being the leading logistics player has adopted the ESG (Environmental Social Governance) strategy to contribute to the environment and build sustainable logistics solutions. Highlighting some of the group’s ESG initiatives that demonstrate the company as a socially responsible & ESG compliant player in India.
V-Trans has installed renewable energy production with solar panels on various premises. 40% of electricity usage is being generated through solar in these facilities, including the corporate office, which is also a US-based LEED-certified building. One of the most important natural resources is water, and high time to preserve it was yesterday. V-Trans knows the importance of this resource and hence has implemented rainwater harvesting techniques in various branches and Fulfilment centers, to ensure its highest optimal usage.
Being a visionary Integrated Logistics service provider in India, V-Trans always deploys innovative and futuristic thoughts in its business and its social responsibility-based activities. We have a certified partner for recycling all our e-waste anywhere in India, this is very helpful in avoiding hazardous trash. V-Trans is taking all the required measures to avoid plastics in its day-day life, and we, on the other hand, maximize the utilization of alternatives like glasses, and metal usage wherever we can. We carried out step by step approach in moulding our employees to bring in the habit of avoiding plastic at least in their professional life.
V-Trans is taking all the necessary measures to enrich the life expectancy and increase the count of greeneries in our country, and as a part of it we have got ourselves involved in providing seed samples to all our employees during our annual meetup, and as a result of it, we have planted thousands of plants across the country. We have also tied up with an NGO “Sankalp Taru” and planted 3500 fruit trees in drought areas, this gives a 2-way benefit. On one hand, it greenifies the environment and on the other, it becomes the source of income for poor farmers.
V-Trans tries to implement an environment-friendly approach in every walk of logistic service and as a part of it, we highly concentrate on our fleets and make sure that it emits a very minimal amount of smoke while running and hence we carry out various methods like not getting into overloading to avoid unnecessary smoke emission, and as a part of being an alternative fuel resource we use a good number, of CNG vehicles, almost 25% as our fleets. As a pioneering step in B2B logistics, we have also piloted electric vehicles for the last mile deliveries.
We arrange technology the right way that it highly assists our front-line employees to carry out end-end logistic operations in a seamless, mechanized way, and this approach helps us to not just enhance the productivity of our business but also allows our workforce to focus on more important and productive tasks. Furthermore, to take care of the health and mental wellness of colleagues, we conduct health awareness campaigns, health consultations, and mental wellness programs for our front-line workers, especially truck drivers.
Our efforts on ESG front have been recognized and appreciated by prestigious industry bodies, Like CEAT for being extraordinary in the area of environment conservation. For always being an ethical logistic player we received “Jamanalal Bajaj Uchit Vyavahar Purashkar” for two years from CFBP (Council for Fair Business Practices). Some of our top clients who are the leaders in promoting sustainability also noticed and recognized our work. We won Henkel Sustainability Champions Award and also received the trophy of “The Best socially responsible partner” from Dow chemicals.
Source : Press Release