Blue Dart’s Go Green Initiative adds 6,66,000+ Trees to India’s Green Cover
- As fully grown trees, they will offset 13,320 tonnes of CO2/year
- Company to introduce e-waste recycling bins at select stores this year
Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia's premier express air-integrated transportation and distribution express logistics company, has planted over 666,000+ trees in the last six years through its Go Green program, demonstrating its commitment to the environment. Blue Dart has planted more than 111,000 trees annually, which as full grown trees, would collectively offset over 13,320 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Since 2017, Blue Dart has been actively organizing tree plantation drives under its Go Green pillar, aiming to enhance India's green cover. The program has gained significant momentum, with employees and stakeholders actively participating in tree planting activities nationwide. The selection of tree species for planting is based on community preferences and expert guidance regarding suitability for terrain and climate.
Of the initiative, Ketan Kulkarni, Chief Commercial Officer of Blue Dart, says, “The impact and severity of climate change is upon us. Planting of trees is one of the most effective ways to address it. As a socially responsible corporate, this is one way we contribute to environmental restoration. Within Blue Dart, the Go Green programme has thrived thanks to the enthusiastic participation of colleagues and their families, who have generously contributed their time to this initiative. This year, the programme has supported the plantation of fruit trees, which also provides alternative livelihoods for farmers.”
Furthermore, Blue Dart is dedicated to promoting responsible waste management and sustainability. As a pilot project, the company will introduce dedicated e-waste recycling bins at select stores this year. These specially designed bins aim to provide a convenient and responsible way for customers to dispose their electronic waste. By placing these recycle bins in their retail stores the company is taking a proactive step towards promoting proper e-waste disposal and encouraging sustainable actions.
Blue Dart is a signatory to the 'Climate Neutral Now' (CNN) pledge by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Climate Neutral Now Initiative encourages and supports stakeholders to act immediately towards achieving a climate-neutral world by 2050, as outlined in the Paris Agreement. As part of the company's New Sustainability Roadmap, Blue Dart has made substantial investments in developing environmentally friendly technology that promotes excellence in a sustainable manner.
As an Indian company with a global outlook, Blue Dart endeavours to maintain a delicate balance between economic, environment and social interests. Under the motto of ‘Connecting People, Improving Lives’, Blue Dart (along with DPDHL) focuses its corporate responsibility on the three pillars namely Go Teach (Championing Education), Go Help (Disaster Management) and Go Green (Protecting the Environment). Blue Dart has partnered with NGOs of high repute to run programs under these pillars.
Highlights on the ‘Go Green’ front are:
Tree plantation for developing the Tribal communities of Orissa and Maharashtra, Rural Communities of Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh and for developing Ecotourism of Sikkim, trees for Tigers at Kanha-Pench Corridor and trees for Elephants and Sundarbans (559238) and fruit saplings for small and marginal farmers in Maharashtra (30,000), Haryana (25,000), Uttarakhand (20,762), Assam (10,000), West Bengal (11,000), Karnataka (5,000), Andhra Pradesh (5000),
Earth Hour, Earth Day,
World Environment Day, World Elephant Day, International Tiger Day
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About Blue Dart:
Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia's premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 55,000+ locations in India. As part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s DHL eCommerce Solutions division, Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and territories, and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding, supply chain solutions, customs clearance etc.
The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart's market leadership is further validated by its position as the nation’s most innovative and awarded express logistics company for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability which include recognition as one of ‘India's Best Companies to Work For’ by The Great Place to Work® Institute, India, ranked amongst ‘Best Multinational Workplaces in Asia’ by The Great Place to Work® Institute, Asia, voted a ‘Superbrand’ and ‘Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand’, listed as one of Fortune 500’s ‘India's Largest Corporations’ and Forbes ‘India's Super 50 Companies’ to name a few.
Blue Dart fulfils its social responsibility of climate protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach) through programs.
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Dated : June 01, 2023.