Chennai, April 22, 2019: HCCB (Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.) – one of India’s largest FMCG companies – today celebrated the 49th Earth Day with the associates and the community members of Nemam through a tree plantation drive.
More than 1100 plants were also planted by HCCB associates and community members in Dasna, Bidadi, Aranya, Vijayawada, Srikalahasti, Hyderabad, Wada, Goblej, Sanand, Pune, and Bhopal. Additionally, internal associates and their families participated in a painting competition to express their views on the theme with the best three being highlighted in the next year HCCB diaries. HCCB offices and associates also supported the day, through a power shut down for one hour in the evening.
Dinesh Ratnam, Factory Manager, HCCB Nemam, reiterated HCCB’s commitment of trying to leave things better than we inherit and said, “We at HCCB truly believe in promoting and adopting green manufacturing practices at our factory in Nemam. Various initiatives such as deploying environmental-friendly technologies and methods and training our resources for optimal utilization are an integral part of our functioning.”
Earth Day brings attention to a large number of issues that we as a community need to focus on such as pollution of the ocean, debris, climate change, conservation of the Earth’s ecosystems and animals, energy conservation, soil contamination etc. The initiatives undertaken by HCCB was a small contribution for a better tomorrow.
HCCB is one of India’s largest FMCG companies. It manufactures, packages and sells, some of India’s most loved beverages – Minute Maid, Maaza, SmartWater, Kinley, Thums Up, Sprite, Coca-Cola, Limca, Fanta, Georgia and several others. A network of 3,900 distributors, 250,000 farmers, 7,000 suppliers and over 2 million retail outlets, makes HCCB, an ecosystem of significant scale. It operates in 25 states in 493 districts. Through its 18 factories, HCCB manufactures and sells 55 different products in 9 different categories.