HDB Financial Services Empowers Nationwide Environmental Drive

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National: HDB Financial Services (HDBFS), India’s leading NBFC, celebrates World Environment Day, observing the theme for the year on “land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience.” To mark this event and commemorate World Environment Day, 700+ employee volunteers from HDBFS led a nationwide effort by spearheading a series of environmental activities across India. These initiatives deliver on its commitment to restore degraded land ecosystems and underscore the organisation’s unwavering commitment to environmental conservation and sustainable development. The objective of this drive is to raise awareness and emphasise to HDBFS’s employees and the public at large the urgent need for stronger and more effective sustainability initiatives, ultimately aiming to build a more sustainable nation.

The environmental activities conducted by HDBFS employees spanned various regions across the country and included plantation and clean-up drives, water conservation activities, workshops promoting the reuse and recycling of waste materials, beach and lake clean-up drives, plogging activities, and seed ball preparation workshops. These efforts aimed to promote greenery, cleanliness, and sustainable practices while instilling a sense of responsibility towards the environment.

In collaboration with esteemed institutions such as BAIF ISLD, SankalpTaru, Smile Foundation, Etasha, Pradan, WOTR, EFI, Yuva Rural, Haritika, CHETNA, Saahas, Manuvikasa, COODU, Gramalaya, and WASH Institute, HDBFS ensured the success and impact of its environmental initiatives. From bustling urban streets to serene rural landscapes, HDBFS employees actively engaged in diverse activities that not only beautified their surroundings but also contributed to environmental stewardship.

Ashish Ghatnekar, Chief, People & Operations at HDB Financial Services, emphasised the significance of these initiatives, stating, “Addressing environmental challenges is complex. Through focused CSR initiatives and volunteer engagements, HDBFS is committed to mitigating risks posed by depleting water bodies and untreated common areas. Our employees’ enthusiastic participation in World Environment Day activities is inspiring and a testament to our commitment to environmental stewardship. Our goal is to raise awareness and drive global action on pressing environmental issues. Sustainability is at the core of HDBFS, guiding every initiative. Our CSR efforts go beyond compliance; they drive transformation and empower communities. On World Environment Day, our collective efforts highlight our dedication to making a tangible difference.”

Through these concerted efforts, HDBFS reaffirms its commitment to driving positive change and making a meaningful impact on the environment and communities nationwide.