At Parle Agro, we believe that sustainability can make a positive contribution to our company’s long-term business success. As India’s largest beverage company our focus is on new and innovative solutions to address issues that will limit impact on natural resources, eliminate waste and reduce carbon footprint.
We are the only beverage company in India to manufacture our own PET preforms. All PET bottles produced by us including our paper based packaging material are 100% recyclable. We are developing new operating models for the recycling and reuse of plastics, ensuring its sustained use. Additionally, the technological advancement at our manufacturing plants ensures that raw material and product wastages are at 0.01%.
We are working alongside the Swaccha Bharat mission by the Government of India. Our company has commitment to invest over Rs.50 crores in the next three years to implement an end-to-end PET plastic waste management (PWM) program. Together with our partners we aim to collect and recycle 100% of PET bottle waste – making us the first beverage company to achieve this feat nationally.
CEO, Parle Agro
“We are working towards supporting the government’s initiatives in making our society plastic waste free. We have been using PET and paper based packaging material both of which are 100% recyclable. Our focus is on new and innovative solutions to address issues that will limit impact on natural resources, eliminate waste and reduce carbon footprint. Taking this forward we have reduced PET Resin by 12% in bottles and 15% reduction of HDPE/PP in closures/ caps. Our countries roadmap for recycling will help nurture an allied recycling industry and create thousands of jobs and investment opportunities”
JMD and CMO, Parle Agro
“We have set an ambitious goal to immediately become 100% PET waste free company. This not only requires us to accelerate many of our ongoing environment and sustainability initiatives, but also double our investments. We are committed to invest Rs.50 crores in the next three years to implement an end-to-end PET plastic waste management (PWM) program. Given our 30% growth rate, our ‘PET Sustainability’ investments will most definitely increase every year. Moreover, in the coming months we will be launching additional employee and consumer campaigns that will act as a multiplier for our PWM initiatives”