Environment | Building a sustainable environment
In our endeavour towards fighting the climate challenge and contributing towards creating a greener planet, Fidelity has successfully executed green initiatives focusing on costs, reuse of resources and meeting compliance requirements.
Partnering with Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) India CEO Forum for Clean Air:
Pollution has been a constant cause of concern for the NCR region and we are working with industry bodies like NASSCOM and CII, to promote action for clean air. We have recently joined the “Cleaner Air - Better Life” initiative, which provides a common platform to civil society, policy makers and business leaders to help drive cross-sectoral action. We are also part of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) India CEO Forum for Clean Air.
To deal with the issue of crop burning, which is a major contributor to pollution in the NCR region, particularly during the winter months, FIL associated with CII Foundation for a multiyear project to check stubble burning and adopted 10 villages in Sangrur district of Punjab providing necessary counselling, training and equipment. The impact after first year of association has been impressive.
Year one impact of our association with CII to check stubble burning:
- Village Supported: 10
- Farmers: 2096
- Total Acres: 11909 Acres
- Biomass (Straw) saved from burning: 29,000 tonnes
- Irrigation Water saved: 284 million litres
- Emissions avoided:
- Particulate matter: PM10: 135.5 tonnes
- PM 2.5: 123.67 tonnes
- Gaseous Emission: CH4 :206.48 tonnes
- NOx: 41.94tonnes
- SO2 : 6.24tonnes
- GHGs: CO2: 26.25K-tonnes
- Black Carbon: 13.77tonnes
Rejuvenating the Green Partnering with
Fidelity has been championing the cause of the environment with our NGO iamgurgaon and maintains the green belt near the office in Gurgaon. We have planted more than 5500 trees through the green belt initiative, and approximately 1000 additional bushes and saplings as part of Earth Week. We have conducted tree plantation drives in the Gurgaon bundh area and near the Fidelity offices in Noida and Gurgaon.
FIL India CSR has recently joined hands with NGO iamgurgaon to rejuvenate a stretch of the Badshahpur Corridor. The site, which is currently a waste dumping zone, will be converted into a green corridor that includes a series of walking, jogging and cycling trails for residents of the city. The project also aims to maximise the natural ground available for planting and water recharge.
Fidelity has sponsored setting-up of three solar power plants for our partner NGOs SETU skill centre, SETU school and Lotus Petal school.
Yashpal Mehta, Senior IT Audit Manager, our Environment Enthusiast, has been growing a few vegetables and herbs on his terrace for some time.
Purusharth Mohan, Senior Associate, WI and Institutional Client Reporting) dedicates his time to gardening. He uses banana peels, vegetable peels and onion peels as the natural organic manure for making his plants bloom as they require specific nutrients like potassium and phosphorus.
Ambika Jain, Associate Director - GBS Risk Operations, decided to consciously reduce the use of plastic at home.
She shares a few doable tips to say no plastics:
- Take your shopping bag
- Buy unpacked raw/cooked food
- Always carry an extra box with you
- Always use reusable coffee/ teacups and water bottles
- Buy reusable storage bags/containers
- Consciously say NO to plastic each day
Rohit Dumir, Senior Project Manager, creates fascinating Pen Stands out of waste.
Sidharth Raina, Financial Planning Tools Product Lead, created a table by refurbishing an old bed table using DIY tricks.