New Delhi, July 22, 2019: Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, has achieved yet another significant milestone in its relentless endeavour towards the betterment of the society. As part of its CSR initiative, the Company organised a massive tree plantation drive across seven locations in the country.
The plantation drive by the Company in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand – with over 35,000 families from 36 Gram Panchayats and 15 Wards in the region, planting over 2.1 lakh trees – has been verified by the ‘Asia Book of Records and ‘India Book of Records’ and has been officially registered as a new record – ‘Maximum families participating in a tree plantation drive’.
Simultaneous plantation drives were organised by the Company at New Delhi, Gurugram, Dharuhera, Neemrana, Jaipur and Halol.
Vijay Sethi, CIO, CHRO and Head – CSR Hero MotoCorp, Shailendra Tyagi, OSD – CM Uttarakhand, N.P Maheshwari – Principal Governor – P.G College, Rishikesh, were among the dignitaries present on the occasion. Dr. Pervez Ahmed, the adjudicator from Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records, handed over the provisional certificate of the new record to Vijay Sethi.
Commenting on the occasion, Vijay Sethi, CIO, CHRO and Head CSR, Hero MotoCorp, said, “As a responsible organisation, our CSR programmes are designed to have a positive impact on as many lives as possible. A large part of our CSR initiatives goes towards meeting our environmental aspirations, as part of which we have planted over 14 lakh trees across the country since 2015. It gives us an immense sense of fulfillment that the ‘Asia Book of Records’ and ‘India Book of Records’ have recognised the efforts of the extended Hero family and the people of the region. This is going to encourage and motivate us further to keep working towards the conservation and protection of the environment.”
Dr Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury, Editor-in-Chief, Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records, said, “Firstly, a big congratulations to Hero MotoCorp and the citizens of Dehradun district. We are glad to certify this noble cause by Hero MotoCorp. The record has been registered on the basis of the given guidelines and a minimum criterion by the Book of Records. This is a new record being inducted in our publication and we hope that more such records are set in the future. Wishing Hero MotoCorp continued success in their work towards the protection of the environment.”
As a global automotive player and industry leader in India, Hero MotoCorp is cognizant of its role in creating a sustainable future. The Company’s manufacturing facilities, spread across continents, maintain the highest of ecological standards, while meeting business objectives, helping create a sustainable tomorrow.