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Flipkart joins EV100 Climate Group, pledges to transition to electric vehicles by 2030

Apart from including EVs, Flipkart has committed to reducing single-use plastic packaging in its supply chain. It has already achieved a 51% reduction in the consumption of plastic packaging.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 22:42 IST
The company today announced that it has committed to a phased integration of electric vehicles into its entire fleet, which includes the vehicles directly owned by the company and the leased corporate fleets, by 2030.
The company today announced that it has committed to a phased integration of electric vehicles into its entire fleet, which includes the vehicles directly owned by the company and the leased corporate fleets, by 2030. (REUTERS)

Flipkart on Tuesday announced that it had joined the EV100 Climate Group that aims to bring together companies in a bid to transition to electric vehicles by 2030. As a part of its commitment to the initiative, the Indian e-retailer announced that it would completely transition to electric vehicles by 2030.

The company today announced that it has committed to a phased integration of electric vehicles into its entire fleet, which includes the vehicles directly owned by the company and the leased corporate fleets, by 2030. This, Flipkart says, will be done through placing requirements in service contracts, installing charging infrastructure close to its 1,400 supply chain premises, conducting awareness programs and incentivizing delivery executives towards the use of electric vehicles.

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Flipkart said that by evangelising electric vehicles across the breadth of its ecosystem of employees, delivery partners and workers, it will spearhead the sector's sustainability transformation and support India's ambition of ensuring 30% electric mobility by 2030.

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“Our commitment to the Climate Group's EV100 initiative ties in with this larger vision of environmental sustainability and allows us to learn from the most forward-thinking global perspectives as part of the EV100 ecosystem. With our scale & scope and intense focus on Sustainability agenda, we believe we can play a significant role in not just fast-tracking the adoption of electric vehicles but also making clean mobility mainstream,” Flipkart Group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy said in a statement.

Apart from including EVs, Flipkart has committed to reducing single-use plastic packaging in its supply chain. It has already achieved a 51% reduction in the consumption of plastic packaging. The company also has EPR authorisation wherein it collects back the entire weight of the packaging that it uses. The e-retail giant also said that its strategic facilities have received an ISO 14001 certification, which is a benchmark for the preparedness to prevent environmental pollution in the workplace. Additionally, its data centre in Hyderabad runs largely on renewable energy and many of its large warehouse projects are being constructed in line with IGBC's Green Building Guidelines.

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