Happy Earth Day!
Today marks the 53rd Earth Day, a day to commemorate the environmental movement that began in 1970 with the aim of raising awareness and promoting environmental consciousness. This day is celebrated by over a billion people annually and is considered a call to action for promoting change in human behavior and implementing policies at the global, national, and local levels to protect our planet.
This year's theme, "Invest in our Planet," highlights the importance of investing time, energy, and resources towards a sustainable future. With the challenges and uncertainties that lie ahead, it is crucial to take stock of what we can do to help safeguard the planet.
While statistics on the state of the environment can be overwhelming, it is important to remember that there is still hope. By working together and taking action now, we can prevent the worst impacts of a climate crisis, transition to a low-carbon economy, and protect lives and livelihoods around the world.
At Bata, we are committed to doing our part in this effort. We are working in collaboration with other organizations to tackle common goals and make a positive impact on the environment. We believe that it is only through collective action that we can create a sustainable future for all.
"As we move forward, we are committed to making sustainability a top priority for our business. We will continue to innovate and develop new, more sustainable ideas that will benefit not only our customers but also the environment. We encourage our markets to share and adopt the very best ideas so that we can scale them quickly. Sustainability is not new to us; it is a core part of who we are as a business. Bata has a long heritage of looking after its people and local communities, and we will continue to do so in the years to come." - Sandeep, CEO of Bata.
"At Bata, we believe that sustainability is not just a buzzword; it is a responsibility. As Head of Sustainability, my goal is to ensure that we integrate sustainability into every aspect of our business. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, conserving natural resources, and empowering local communities. We believe that sustainable business practices are not just good for the environment, but they are also good for our customers, employees, and stakeholders. We will continue to work hard to make Bata a global leader in sustainability." - Laura, Head of Sustainability at Bata.