Mahindra Susten is fully-committed to long term goals which involve several aspects ranging from Sustainability of the environment, Diversity of its employees and the well being and care of all its stakeholders.

Overview

Mahindra Susten is committed to sustainability in every initiative and this extends to our dedication and belief towards giving back to the nature and the environment. Every year, we allocate a certain amount of ESOP man-hours to enrich local biodiversity and initiate efficient employee engagement.

  • GHG Emissions

    Promoting diversity is one of the key pillars of the Mahindra Sustainability Framework. Mapping of flora and fauna species at site is the preliminary step towards promoting Biodiversity. We have collaborated with CII IBBI and the Corbett Foundation to map Biodiversity at Nirmal, Charanka, Goyalri, Rewa and Tandur site. Susten has planted 2 species of mangroves (Avicebba Marina and Rizophora) at Bhandup Pumping Station and 4870 saplings in and around our sites whose survival rate is more than 80%. We have also developed Butterfly habitat in CBD Belapur and Nirmal site. We have conducted Biodiversity and livelihood Assessment to establish community connect and also promotes Biodiversity amongst all our Stakeholders and have launched a Facebook page on the same to promote the same amongst our employees.

Overview

Personal sustainability will be one of the major contributors towards Planet and Organization Sustainability. We are now learning how to live sustainable lifestyles. We are walking more, smoking less and paying more attention to what we consume. Our cities are developing green infrastructure to reduce the impact of flooding on our streets and waterways. We are learning how to carpool and even share homes while travelling. We see a favourable growing trend in our employees’ tendency towards personal sustainability.

Few of the indicators are:

  • 150 employees signed the petition on Say no to Plastics. All Plastic utensils & PET bottles from Rewa site has been replaced by jugs & steel utensils.
  • Employees opting for Green Consumerism by purchasing LED lights for personal use.
  • Employees participating in Personal Sustainability Challenge like Biodiversity Photography Challenge, Health Challenge, Composting Challenge, Swachh Bharat Challenge & Reduction in self-Electricity Bills.

  • Environmental Performance

    We are committed to the environment by developing innovative solutions to minimize the impact and optimize the conservation of resources. We strongly believe that ecology and economics complement each other. Hence, we consider environmental efficiency as a business competency and invest time and money to enhance this efficiency. The great aspect of our business is that increasing power generation not only economically benefits our clients, but also reduces the GHG Emissions of our country while strengthening our energy security. We measure our environmental performance on absolute as well as specific consumption. The specific consumption is calculated by dividing the absolute consumption by a denominator. For our business MWh i.e. Mega Units of Power Generation is our denominator.

GHG Emissions

Our Power Generation of over 70990 MWh has led to the reduction of nearly 7.22 lakh Tons of CO2 emissions. We have been consistently measuring our GHG emissions through the means of our Paper Consumption and Travel. Also, driving initiatives to limit the rate of their increase in our production.

  • Energy

    Energy underpins both past and future development in all its forms. Despite a 52 GW capacity added during the execution of the nation’s 11th Five Year Plan, there is a shortage of 12 GW to electrify all the non-electrified rural areas populated by more than 300 million people. This has led to severe pressure on the energy resources of the nation. Thus, we consider it highly important for us to play our role in the conservation of energy. All of our office electrical equipment is energy efficient.

  • Water

    Huge amount of water is required to produce electricity from any source. The major challenge arises from the fact that most of the solar power plants are being installed in arid and desert regions that are already water stressed. Our operations should not aggravate the water availability in those areas as we may antagonize the community and put our business in jeopardy. We have implemented rainwater harvesting systems with water holding capacity over 4000m3 as a proactive measure for water safety and security.

Go Paperless Initiative at Mahindra Susten

We inculcate values not only in our production, but in our work too. We have a ‘Go Paperless’ initiative at Mahindra Susten where we identified that paper consumption can be converted to digital means. Lots of sessions and communication forums were used to change the employees’ mindset. With all these efforts and initiatives, we have recorded a reduction of 75% in paper consumption since 2014-15.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Workers should be able to work in an environment which protects and promotes their health. Improving health and well-being opportunities in a work setting helps employers and employees create workplaces that support healthy choices and well-being. Safety and health of workers has a positive impact on productivity and reduces costs related to absenteeism, lost productivity, turnover, workers’ compensation and medical and disability claims, as well as improving the employer’s image as a positive and caring organization.

Mahindra Susten has gone way beyond the basic rights and obligations that have been set In form of legislations for both the employees and employer under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Acts, 2005 and 2010 by undertaking several Health and Safety initiatives for its employees and on-site laborers.

  • Preventive
    Measures

    Preventive health measures are an Important part of our health promotion efforts. They help in diagnosing the health condition and also make efforts to develop a positive health conscious culture
  • Annual Health Checkup For
    Employees And Spouse

    Good Health is not something we can buy, however, It can be an extremely valuable savings account. Believing in this statement, Mahindra Susten conducts annual health checkups for employee and spouse. The test results are shared with the employee and his/her spouse so that they can take necessary preventive or remedial actions for the well-being of their health.
  • Medical Health Check-up Camps For
    Workmen And Laborers

    To look after the health of the workmen and their family members at project sites, medical check-up camps are being organized by Susten. These medical camps are being organized in tie-ups with nearby hospitals. A holistic medical check-up is done including, eye, blood pressure, blood, urine and pediatric tests.

Appreciating Near Misses

Safety Pyramid data regarding near miss, minor incidents. first aid instances and major accidents is captured and analyzed on a regular basis. There have been 0 reportable accidents till date. Our Safety Pyramid figures as benchmarked against industry standards are as follows: We regularly monitor near misses to avoid reportable accidents. We have created a culture to encourage employees to report near misses and take action on time through a reward and recognition program “appreciating near misses”. The road towards absolute safety is ever-changing and never-ending. It is also a path of continuous learning. Believing in the statement, we engage with employees on our Safety Policies and procedures through safety training for all our officers as well as workmen. Training Programmes Include Safety Induction, Standard Operating Procedures Training, Fire-Fighting Preparedness, Emergency Response Training and First Aider Training. All our work sites are ensured to be safety standards compliant with personal protective equipment being provided to the workmen wherever and whenever required. Creating a safe work environment helps to retain staff and maximize productivity. It also helps to avoid unnecessary costs and damage to the business caused by workplace injury and illness. Successfully managing health and safety Issues to the lowest possible risk levels is integral to the way we do business. We continually evaluate our health and safety principles and procedures throughout our operations.

These initiatives have not only ensured better Health and Safety for our employees & workmen but have also instilled confidence and strengthened the belief of the employees in the company.

Overview

Mahindra Susten is committed to sustainability in every initiative, and this extends to our dedication and belief towards giving back to the environment and nature. We allocate a certain amount of ESOP man-hours every year, to enrich local biodiversity and to initiate efficient employee engagement.

BIodIversIty

Promoting Biodiversity is one of the important pillar of Mahindra Sustainability Framework. Mapping flora & fauna species at site is the preliminary step towards promoting Biodiversity. We have collaborated with CII IBBI & Corbett Foundation to map Biodiversity at Nirmal, Charanka, Goyalri, Rewa & Tandur site. The main driver of this assessment was to implement Biodiversity Action Plan at all our Devco sites & also promote Biodiversity amongst all our Stakeholders.

We have also conducted Biodiversity & livelihood Assessment together to establish community connect with Biodiversity & devise some specific livelihood programs related to Biodiversity which will further result into awareness & respect for the flora, fauna species in & around site.

Susten has planted 4870 saplings in & around our sites & the survival rate is more than 80 %.

We have planted 2 species of mangroves (Avicennia Marina, Rizophora Mucronata) at Bhandup Pumping Station.

We have developed butterfly habitat in CBD Belapur & also at Nirmal Site.
We have also launched facebook page on Biodiversity to promote the same amongst our employees.

Personal Sustainability

In today’s scenario Personal Sustainability will be one of the major contributor towards Planet & Organization Sustainability. We are now learning how to live more sustainable lifestyles. We’ve replaced trips to the mall with trips to the gym. We are walking more, smoking less, and paying more attention to what we eat. Our cities are developing green infrastructure to reduce the impact of flooding on our streets and waterways. We are learning how to share autos, cabs and even homes when we travel.We see a positive growing trend of inclination of our employees towards personal sustainability activities. Few of the indicators are

  • 150 employees signed the petition on Say no to Plastics. All Plastic utensils & PET bottles from Rewa site has been replaced by jugs & steel utensils
  • Employees opting for Green Consumerism by purchasing LED lights for personal use.
  • Employees participating in Personal Sustainability Challenge like Biodiversity Photography Challenge, Health Challenge, Composting Challenge, Swachh Bharat Challenge & Reduction in self-Electricity Bills.

Rewards & Recognition

We encourage employees to take up challenges on Personal Sustainability, to adopt a Sustainable lifestyle through various Reward & Recognition forums

  • Fortum Finland
    Representative Site Visit

  • Customary plantation by visitors @ site
    Renew power – CEO visit

Backyard farming at Susten managed solar sites
13,000 sqft of land developed for backyard farming / local crop cultivation with surplus distributed among community

“ Butterfly Habitat creation”

is an attempt to create a green zone, which can support local biodiversity. The dual purpose of the drive being the creation of green environment and conserving biodiversity

1000 saplings planted | 39 employees volunteered | 215 man-hours of Esops

Overview

Inclusion is the end game

Inclusion
Mahindra Susten is committed to sustainability in every initiative, and this extends to our dedication and belief towards giving back to the environment and nature. We allocate a certain amount of ESOP man-hours every year, to enrich local biodiversity and to initiate efficient employee engagement.

Diversity
It is simply the collective mix of who we are as individuals
Colour, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, caste, disability, union membership, ethnicity, or religious beliefs.

  • The Need

    Indian workforce is more diverse than ever before

    • More women are working than ever before
    • India has younger workforce than any other economy
    • The number of migrants from one state to another has increased
    • Caste and religious diversity is increasing
    The service economy
    • Interactions between people are key
    • Customer base is more diverse
    • Similarities between people ease process
    Globalization of business
    • Doing business with people from around world
    The changing labor market
    Company mergers and buy-outs
  • The Structure

    Role of group diversity council

    Harnessing the power of diversity for inclusion andbusiness outperformance

    To play the role of thought leaders in propagating an awareness on diversity

    To provide strategic direction in tie context of diversity with respect to identifying the right initiatives aligned to business

“As an organisation, we are committed to ensuring that the work environment at all our locations is conducive to fair, safe and harmonious relations between employees. Discrimination of any kind is strictly prohibited. Sexual harassment at the workplace is a form of discrimination and misconduct and is therefore unacceptable. Mahindra Susten has a zero tolerance policy towards sexual harassment.”

In case of any concern, please reach out to the Internal Complaints Committee.

Category
Name
Contact No
Email Id
Presiding Officer
Trupti Wilankar
9223529372
Employee
Manisha Devani
7406988800
Monika Rathi
9980015751
Pramod Kalyanshetti
9820328460
Sandeep Jadhav
9820162540
Vikram Kenjale
9833301259
Member of an NGO
/Association
Bina Lashkari
9821058655

Employee development & well being

Mcares score: 4.2 | EPS score: 71% | Gym / Cafeteria & recreation at office | Extended maternity & paternity Adoptio leave | Sabbatical policy | Leave donation policy

Health – Weekly awareness mailers
– Full body checkup for self & spouse
– Expert talks by doctors & specialist

Stakeholder engagement & communication: Suppliers & Contractors

Quarterly vendor meets
– Relationship building
– Open House
– Senior management interaction
– Values, code and sustainability awareness
– Feedback and rating
Better approachability for grievances
– 24×7 grievance number dedicated for vendor calls/sms
– Expedite bill payment
– Enhance efficiency and better co-ordination
Partnership Building
Improvement projects for suppliers
– Consulting given to SS implementation to a fabricator vendor
– Productivity enhancement project for one of the suppliers
Hand holding for sustainability
Sustainability assessment, audit & inspection during partner selection
– Assessment done for transformers manufacture with recommendations
– Inspection done for Chinese modules supplier

Stakeholder engagement & communication: Community

  • Independence day celebration with local comminuity

  • Education for adults

  • Industry talk & plant visit for school kids

  • Motivate girls to stay empowered

  • Promotion of sports among rural kids

Driving culture around the ecosystem