Monday, November 22, 2021

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Enables Employees To Inculcate Eco-Friendly Practices At Their Homes

In its endeavor towards building a sustainable society in harmony with nature, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) is empowering its employees to adopting eco-friendly practices in their homes. Recently, the company facilitated an eco-home audit through a virtual event in association with Thuvakkam, an NGO dedicated to creating awareness on green environment and social issues.

Enthusiastic TKM employees and their family members took part in the eco-home audit to evaluate their homes based on the criteria of how they use and manage electrical energy, water, compost, waste, and garden. Following the self-evaluation, the participants will receive guidance in making lifestyle changes to reduce their  energy usage and overall carbon footprint. The eco audit was conducted via a virtual platform as part of ‘ICARE’, an employee volunteering initiative that aligns with TKM’s commitment to sustainable community development.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Vikram Gulati, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Governance, TKM, said, “Sustainability is a way of life at TKM, which reflects in the environment friendly practices across our entire value chain. We believe that sustainable living is also important in reducing the carbon footprint and protecting our environment. Therefore, such platforms are vital to create awareness amongst our employees and provide them the necessary tools for implementing green initiatives with the involvement of their family and friends. We are confident that the participants will  take forward the learnings from such initiative and spread the word within their communities.”

Since its inception in 2017, ICARE has grown tremendously and has had a substantial impact on society touching 57,000 lives so far. Currently, about 1,000 employees are registered with ICARE under which various activities are implemented to further support and make a difference to society while providing an enriching experience to employees. These initiatives are implemented in the domains of education, environment, health & hygiene, road safety, skill development and disaster management in line with TKM’s CSR vision. The platform empowers passionate employees who believe in volunteering for social causes during their free time. During this event employees also learnt to reuse wastepaper by creatively turning them into bags.

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