Sustaining Sustainability

Sustaining Sustainability: The ESG journey of Godrej Group

ESG is crucial for businesses as it fosters sustainable practices, builds trust with stakeholders, and drives long-term value creation. In the ‘Sustaining Sustainability’ podcast series, we explore how some of the leading global organizations are building a better working world by adopting technology and innovation in their sustainability journey.

In the third episode of the series, Nitesh Mehrotra, Partner for Sustainability and ESG at EY India, talks with Gayatri Divecha, Head – Sustainability and CSR, Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies, one of India's leading business conglomerates. They discuss the challenges and interdependencies of sustainability across diverse sectors, such as consumer products and construction. Gayatri emphasizes the importance of keeping sustainability simple and authentic and highlights why it needs to be embedded in every aspect of business. They also discuss the role of digitization and data in driving sustainability-led transformations. 

In conversation with:

Gayatri Divecha

Gayatri Divecha
Head – Sustainability and CSR, Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies

Key takeaways

  • Simplify sustainability by focusing on basics like emissions, waste, and human rights to drive an authentic impact.
  • Embed sustainability at every level of the organization to ensure it becomes everyone's responsibility and is not limited to just the sustainability team.
  • Embrace digitalization and data to make informed decisions, track progress, build trust, and create value. 
We built (ESG) board committees when we realized that our sustainability journey had to be more than improvements in emissions and manufacturing processes and that we had to pivot from process to product.
Gayatri Divecha
Head – Sustainability and CSR, Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies
It is important to listen to people from the community who have an outside-in view on sustainability; this could provide a competitive differentiation to a company.
Nitesh Mehrotra
Partner, Sustainability and ESG, EY India

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Presenters

Nitesh Mehrotra
Partner, Sustainability and ESG, EY India

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Duration 30m 29s

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