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Tech Mahindra Serves Plant-based Food on Tuesdays to Reduce Their Food-related Carbon Footprint

Tech Mahindra, a global IT giant, has implemented the Green Tuesday Initiative at their Hitech City, Hyderabad campus. On August 15th, 2021, Mr. C P Gurnani, MD and CEO of Tech Mahindra launched the Green Tuesday booklet and announced the collaboration. By implementing the Green Tuesday Initiative in their cafeterias, Tech Mahindra will serve climate-friendly plant-based food on Tuesdays.

“Tech Mahindra is always at the forefront of taking sustainability and environment-related initiatives. From hosting plastic-free events to organizing the most extensive plantation drives, Tech Mahindra has always encouraged and inspired us to make an impact and keep doing more. By implementing vegetarian Tuesdays, we are taking one step forward in reducing our food-related carbon footprint and creating awareness about the food choices of employees. Next year, we will work with the Green Tuesday team to implement this initiative in more campuses in other cities. Our team is also working to create a soulful, delicious alternative menu on Tuesdays.” – C V N Varma, Vice President – Corporate Services at Tech Mahindra.

What we eat is rapidly becoming an issue of global concern—multiple reports have identified meat and dairy as one of the leading causes of climate change. One such example is the recent report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which emphasized a shift towards plant-based diets as a significant opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Worldwide, meat and dairy production uses 83% of farmland and produces 60% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Companies worldwide are seeing the urgency of fighting climate change through food choices. Tech Mahindra is leading the way to a sustainable future as a Green Tuesday partner and one of the first major IT companies to implement this program. India is the 5th most vulnerable country to climate change according to the 2020 Global Climate Index, and policies like this will create an impact. There is a growing awareness among organizations in this regard.

Tech Mahindra’s Hitech City campus has 15,000 employees, and once fully rolled out, this initiative will benefit approx. 200,000 employees working at Tech Mahindra offices at various India locations.
When companies like Tech Mahindra implement the Green Tuesday Initiative, it reflects their commitment to climate action, promotes a healthier future, and saves millions of lives.

If you are a company or an education institution and want to implement the Green Tuesday Initiative in your campus, please write to [email protected]

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