JSW Launches Electric Vehicle Policy for its Employees Across India

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MUMBAI, India, Jan 5, 2022 – Aligned with India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Sustainable Development Scenarios (SDS) of The International Energy Agency (IEA), Mumbai-based multi-billion-dollar conglomerate The JSW Group, has unveiled their latest Green initiative JSW Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy for its employees across India.

This is the first Initiative of its kind by a major Indian corporate house. This EV Policy has come into effect for its nationwide workforce 1st January 2022. The new EV Policy will facilitate up to Rs. 3 Lakhs incentive for employees to purchase electric vehicles- four-wheelers, as well as two-wheelers. This Policy aims to promote the adoption of electric vehicles across the Group. 

Apart from financial incentives, free-of-cost dedicated charging stations and green zones (parking slots) for electric vehicles will be provided at all JSW offices and plant locations for employees.

“Since our honourable Prime Minister announced at Glasgow COP26 meeting that India strives to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2070, JSW Group’s new EV Policy is a unique initiative leading to increased adoption of EVs in India and enabling access to green mobility. We would continue to move ahead responsibly, singularly focused on reducing our own impacts while being pioneers in the sustainability domain. The goal is to build ambition among corporate and government bodies to support India’s transition to net zero by 2070.”, said, Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Group.

“With so many changes in the environment, automation, and processes, it is imperative to review and harmonize prevailing employee policies with contemporary practices. The transport sector in India is currently the third-largest emitter of CO2.  As electric vehicles are more efficient than traditional IC engine vehicles, the JSW EV policy, effective January 2022, will set a benchmark for others to follow. EVs are not only environmentally-friendly but also cost-effective.”, said, Dilip Pattanayak, President & CHRO, JSW Group.

As one of India’s leading conglomerates, JSW Group has always been the front runner in incorporating sustainability into its core operations and decision-making practices, along with adopting the Best Available Technologies (BAT) to improve climate impact performance.

JSW Steel Ltd has adopted a specific climate change policy and set an ambitious CO2 emission reduction target of 42% reduction over the base year of 2005 by 2030 (to a level 1.95tCO2/tcs). In India, JSW Steel is operating a Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) of 100TPD capacity where the captured and refined CO2 is used in the beverage industry.

About JSW

The US$ 13 billion JSW Group is ranked among India’s leading business houses. JSW’s innovative and sustainable presence in various sectors including Steel, Energy, Infrastructure, Cement, Paints, Venture Capital and Sports is helping the Group play an important role in driving India’s economic growth. The Group strives for excellence by leveraging its strengths & capabilities including a successful track-record of executing large capital-intensive & technically complex projects, differentiated product-mix, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and greater focus on pursuing sustainable growth.

With a culturally diverse workforce spread across India, USA, Europe and Africa, JSW Group directly employs nearly 40,000 people.

It also has a strong social development focus aimed at empowering local communities residing around its Plant & Port locations. JSW Group is known to create value for all its stakeholders by combining its growth roadmap,  superior execution capabilities and a relentless drive to be #BetterEveryday.

For more information, visit https://www.jsw.in.