Indus Towers Limited (Formerly Bharti Infratel Limited) (Indus), India’s leading telecom tower infrastructure provider, has made a commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in line with climate science with the SBTi.
Guided by its ESG vision, Indus has launched a campaign – ‘Zero Goal Hai’ that outlines how the entire organization and its value chain will come together to achieve goals set across the three pillars of Environmental Stewardship, Socially Responsible, and Robust Governance – making the business sustainable.
‘Zero Goal Hai’ (meaning – zero is the target) is a conscious word play to celebrate ‘zero’ as a matter of pride – zero emissions, zero harm, zero waste, zero bias, and zero tolerance to non-compliance, as Indus Towers transform lives through sustainable digital infrastructure and services.
Prachur Sah, Managing Director & CEO, Indus Towers, said, “Our inherently inclusive business model fosters co-creation of value for all stakeholders. We strive for customer satisfaction through continuous innovation, guided by the principles of exemplary governance, community strengthening, and environmental accountability. With our commitment to decarbonise our business operations, we have joined the race to net-zero by 2050. We aspire to not only be the industry leader, but to take the industry forward with our ESG commitment.”
Based on the Company’s priorities and stakeholders’ voice, the Company has set medium to long-term ESG commitments. Under the Environment pillar, over the long term, Indus is committed to lower its GHG emissions and reach net-zero by 2050, improve resource efficiency through reducing, reusing, recycling 100% of its waste, and increase the share of renewable energy. Indus will achieve this through multiple interventions including diesel optimisation, alternate green energy solutions across its business operations and adoption of energy efficient infrastructure and processes.
Being a socially responsible corporate, Indus remains committed to strengthen and give back to the communities and aims to positively impact over 150 million lives in medium to long term. Demonstrating its commitment to being an equal opportunity employer, Indus encourages a diverse and inclusive culture along its value chain and aspires to reach 30% gender diversity in the coming years. Safety remains the cornerstone for Indus’s business and Indus remains committed to driving zero harm in its operations.
Indus firmly believes that effective governance practices constitute a strong foundation on which successful enterprises are built to grow sustainably. Indus will continue to be transparent in its disclosure practices and aims to be the industry leader in compliances and disclosures.
Indus Towers’ business empowers an inclusive India that offers equal opportunities for all. Enabling communication for millions of people daily, Indus will continue to provide affordable, high-quality, and reliable services for India’s growing network connectivity needs, and implement sustainable business practices at its workplaces.