Flipkart Group Takes Strides in Zero Waste Initiatives, Achieves TRUE Gold Certification

Homegrown e-commerce Giant’s Zero Waste Initiatives Propel Environmental Leadership

In a significant move towards environmental sustainability, Flipkart Group has successfully diverted 3000 tonnes of non-hazardous solid waste from landfills in India within a year. Four Flipkart facilities in Haryana, West Bengal, Karnataka, and Maharashtra attained Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) Gold certification, surpassing the 90% waste diversion goal. This accomplishment establishes Flipkart as a leader in eco-conscious commerce.

The TRUE-certified sites cover 1.8 million sq ft, with a remarkable 97% waste diversion across all locations. The company’s commitment to a circular economy and Zero Waste policy is evident in initiatives like the ‘Clean Campus movement,’ fostering employee education and using scrap as raw material for production. This approach aims to reduce natural resource use and greenhouse gas emissions while preventing waste from ending up in landfills.

Hemant Badri, Senior Vice President at Flipkart Group, emphasizes their transformative journey and commitment to eco-friendly commerce. Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, highlights the responsibility towards addressing climate crises and contributing to India’s climate goals. The TRUE Gold certifications reflect Flipkart’s focus on sustainability and align with the growing consumer demand for responsible practices.

Peter Templeton, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, commends Flipkart’s leadership, stating that businesses need to rethink processes for less waste production. Flipkart’s sustainability initiatives extend beyond waste reduction, including a shift to 100% paper-based packaging, electrification of the logistics fleet, energy efficiency, and the use of renewable energy. The TRUE rating system underscores Flipkart’s rigorous commitment to achieving zero waste goals and reducing its carbon footprint.