On World Forestry Day, Ashok Leyland highlights its Green Initiatives for a sustainable future

 The commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland (AL) celebrated World Forestry Day with zeal and dedication. The day is observed every year on March 21 to honour all types of forests while also raising awareness of their importance in our lives. The theme for this year’s World Forestry Day is “Forests and Sustainable Production and Consumption,” with the goal of commemorating and raising awareness about the importance of our forests.
Ashok Leyland has worked to increase forest cover while also preserving and rehabilitating existing lakes and other flora and fauna, recognising the value of forests. To increase the amount of green space in and around its various facilities, the company has embarked on a tree-planting campaign.
To maintain the green cover and ensure continuous water supply, company has planted a total of 7.35 lakh trees and built 17 artificial rain water harvesting ponds with a capacity of 2.54 lakh kilolitres.






Speaking on an eventful day, N V Balachander, Chief Sustainability Officer and President Communications, Ashok Leyland, said, “We at Ashok Leyland have taken various initiatives over the years to increase our green cover with a goal to create a ‘Factory inside a forest’. We have successfully adopted the Miyawaki Technique of afforestation, creating a cumulative of 20 multilayer dense forests in our establishments which will pave the way for a greener and cleaner future. We have also undertaken initiatives for lake and river restoration in Hosur, Pantnagar, Alwar, and Bhandara. Every year, Ashok Leyland prioritizes giving back to the environment and has a strong commitment to environmental protection and conservation.”

Ashok Leyland not only aims to obtain economic efficiencies but also focuses on ecological and social stability. Thus, environmental protection will continue to be an integral part of AL’s operations.

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