Mahindra promises to go carbon neutral by 2040

By autoX Editorial | on September 14, 2018

Mahindra will focus on energy efficiency, using renewal power and more such solutions

Of all the carmakers in India, Mahindra has been among the few to focus on electric vehicles.  Apart from taking this obvious approach to environment conservation, Mahindra has now announced that they will go carbon neutral by 2040. Sure, the deadline is more than two decades away, but the task at hand is also a challenging one, especially for an automobile manufacturer. To achieve the goal, Mahindra will focus on efficient usage of energy and using renewable energy. In fact, this isn’t just a commitment for their automotive sector but across the group.

Speaking about the initiative, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group said, “We are doing our part in the global fight against climate change with this ambitious new target. Mahindra will leverage the latest technological advances and its recently announced Carbon Price to work towards being carbon neutral by 2040.”

Mahindra was among the first companies to sign the Climate Group’s program EP100 and commit to doubling energy productivity. The Nashik-based carmaker has doubled energy productivity 12 years ahead of schedule by using energy efficient lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning. In fact, Mahindra claims that the farm equipment wing is also in line to achieve similar results.  Mahindra will use its 10 year experience in creating carbon sinks to deal with residual emissions in a manner that is world class and follows the best established protocols. To further aid its ambition of carbon neutrality, Mahindra has joined hands with an international non-profit organization, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which works with leading companies to raise the bar for corporate sustainability leadership.

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