Golf With A Purpose: Allcargo’s Maiden Golf Tournament Creates ESG Awareness Amongst Corporates


Mumbai: Allcargo Group, India-born global logistics conglomerate, held the maiden edition of its corporate golf event, Allcargo Invitational Golf Tournament recently at the Oxford Golf Resort, Pune.   

The tournament, which was an extension of Allcargo’s overarching ESG theme – Sustainability – was organised in collaboration with former Asian Games Gold Medallist for India in golf, Rishi Narain, and his team. The tournament focused on creating awareness on ESG and sustainability through a number of unique initiatives. Nearly 100 corporate and business leaders travelled from across India to participate in it. Allcargo has also made the platform available for raising funds for the DEC Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal, with a goal to raise $50,000 to aid in the recovery and rebuilding of lives affected by earthquakes in southern Turkey and northwest Syria.

The topmost priority for Allcargo Group is to ensure that its companies across countries have a common framework for their ESG initiatives at different stages of evolution to create sustained outcomes whilst strengthening the group’s commitment to environment and societies. Keeping its consumers, stakeholders and employees at the core of all their activities, the Group strives to make a difference in the world with the overarching theme of sustainability. Present in 180 countries, Allcargo Group takes its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals seriously and its initiatives have already touched over 360,000 lives.

Making the tournament truly one-of-a-kind, was the tournament’s ESG focus. In keeping with the pledge to make the world a better place, Allcargo Group donated money to the Isha Foundation’s Isha Vidhya programme on behalf of all the participants to jointly finance the education of 30 students for a year. In addition, ten trees were planted on behalf of each participant to green the earth’s surface and as a way to represent a long-lasting relationship that would blossom and become stronger. In a first for any competition, all 65 of the course’s caddies were outfitted. Both sides expressed gratitude for these significant initiatives.

“We are delighted to have created a platform where CSR is seen in the ambit of ESG. We are especially happier because this happened through golf, which is a passion of mine. At Allcargo Group, we are committed to the environment and society. We are proud of our initiatives and hope to catalyse some good, and inspire everyone to commit to do whatever else they can for the benefit of mankind. I am so happy that the Allcargo Invitational Golf Tournament got such a wonderful response from India Inc.’s top leaders and our focus on ESG and sustainability was very well-received,” said Shashi Kiran Shetty, Founder and Chairman, Allcargo Group.   

The Allcargo Group is committed to building a sustainable future by adhering to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) standards, people-centric policies, corporate governance, and environmentally conscious initiatives. Allcargo is consistently working to reduce environmental impact by participating in CSR initiatives such as Maitree, which has planted over 710,000 trees to restore the ecosystem and diversify tribal farmers’ incomes. Avashya Foundation, the CSR arm of Allcargo Group, has been actively engaged in various CSR activities that cover a wide range of areas, such as health, education, environment, women’s empowerment, sports, and disaster relief. Allcargo Group was amongst the first to recognise the importance of skilling the community they operate in and was instrumental in setting up a multi-skill development centre in collaboration with JNPT and CIDCO.