This Sunday evening I had a few friends over for Chai. Questions about Chai Point were inevitable but the discussion also meandered to traffic woes and overall quality of living in the cities. I was lucky to be hosting an especially smart and alive group. Soon the question on the table was the right avenue for doing something for our cities.
Now we spend about 40% of our working week at work (including traveling). Add sleep and getting -ready time and that leads to about 65% of the time in a normal week. If we have to make impact on our surroundings then having it integrated with our work is just so crucial – where else is the time.
While the discussion was on, I realized that we need to double down our “Clean Earth” initiative. As a consumer company we do take a toll on the environment. But technology and innovation – one of our core operating principles – today can lead us to neutralize our foot print. We have to be always alive on this front.
As a company, we were amongst the first ones to roll-out bagasse (from sugar cane fibers) based use- and-throw plates. An even simpler initiative had been identified by our team earlier this year – rolling out simple mechanical inserts across all the taps in our stores that will help reduce water consumption by 30%. Time to get this rolled out at the earliest.
Chai with friends had pushed me forward. Here is to wishing that we are able to drive change through our daily work lives.