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Tech Mahindra moves to drive climate action by joining the 1° C Supply Chain Leaders

Tech Mahindra, a global leader in information technology services, has joined the 1°C Supply Chain Leaders, a group of major global corporations with the objective to drive climate action by supporting partners to reduce emissions. The group was founded by the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, Ericsson, IKEA, Telia, BT Group and Unilever. It is also supported by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the We Mean Business Coalition.

Talking about this, Tech Mahindra’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Sandeep Chandna said: “By joining the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders, we are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions across our full value chain in line with the 1.5°C ambition – and to urge our suppliers to do the same. This is a crucial part of decarbonising our full value chain and to reach our climate targets.”

1°C Supply Chain Leaders is committed to supporting their business partners and suppliers by working together to provide necessary resources, develop tools and remove roadblocks throughout their global supply chains. Additionally, they will provide support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through their SME Climate Hub to help meet their objective of curbing emissions to half by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders will work together with their suppliers and business partners to develop concrete tools, help remove blockers and provide the resources required to support suppliers.

“We need to jumpstart the first halving of emissions - and without addressing the full value chain, this will be impossible. Collaboration is crucial for large corporations to halve emissions in their supply chains towards net zero whilst also presenting a significant opportunity to advance their position in what will become the next generation of sustainable value chains. We are delighted to welcome Tech Mahindra to the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders, as a leading information technology company taking action to reduce emissions in line with science,” said Johan Falk, Head of Exponential Roadmap Initiative and lead author of the 1.5°C Business Playbook.

The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders have made the following commitment:

  • We have all committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions across our value chain in line with the 1.5°C ambition. We integrate climate in our business strategy and drive climate action as part of our wider role in society (as members of the Exponential Roadmap Initiative and/or Business Ambition for 1.5°C).
  • We will work together with our suppliers and business partners to join us on this journey by taking action to halve greenhouse gas emissions before 2030, reaching net-zero before 2050 and communicating progress annually, e.g. as outlined in the SME Climate Commitment. To promote, reward and inspire action, we plan to make climate-related targets and performance a key supplier purchasing criteria within one year.
  • We recognise the challenge this poses for our suppliers, and we will support them, working together to reach our shared goals. In addition, we will support SMEs globally through the SME Climate Hub with tools, knowledge and best practice for implementing a robust climate strategy to support broad action.

In joining the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders, Tech Mahindra becomes partners of the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, joining an ecosystem of front runners in climate action committed to halving emissions before 2030 in the Race to Zero emissions by 2050 at the latest, integrating climate in business strategy and influencing climate action in society, as described by the four-pillar framework of the 1.5°C Business Playbook. The Playbook is a guideline for companies and organisations of all sizes to set a 1.5°C aligned strategy and move to action.

 

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