Corporate Social Responsibility
We believe that packaging and transportation — both key components of logistics — have a significant impact on the environment. As a responsible company, it is our responsibility to adopt sustainable practices to reduce our carbon footprint. Here are some of our most significant sustainability initiatives:
Solar panels in hubs
We are in the process of installing solar energy in our hubs, starting with our major ones located in Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai. This switch to renewable energy is not just a sound business decision but also an environmentally responsible one.
REUSABLE PLASTIC IN PACKAGING
The packaging industry has traditionally used significant amounts of plastic. While we cannot completely avoid the use of plastic for our packaging operations, we have discarded the use of single-use plastic and switched to reusable plastic. This decision has enabled us to significantly reduce our overall plastic consumption.
Transportation contributes to high levels of pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. We have endeavoured to migrate a significant portion of our fleet to Low and Zero Emission vehicles.
DTDC has a strong CSR programme that routinely undertakes various initiatives for the betterment of society. Our CSR efforts focus on uplifting the underprivileged through flood relief campaigns and education programmes. To further our social activities, we have formed the SSC Foundation, named after the founder of DTDC, Shri Subhasish Chakraborty, who is known for his humanitarian work. Since its inauguration in 2011, the foundation has helped improve the lives of several families in villages by building orphanages, improving the sewage system, and starting scholarships for underprivileged students.
In 2021, in a joint initiative with Narayana Health, DTDC donated towards an oxygen plant in Jaipur’s Narayana Hospital. Imported from the US, the plant can generate medical-grade oxygen at 500 litres a minute. This helped play a crucial role in providing much-needed relief during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.