“Sustainability in Uncertainty – the Challenges Ahead” was the theme for Apollo Tyres Global Partners’ Summit 2021, which was held virtually with its global raw material business partners. According to the company, over 700 participants attended the summit from approximately 270 organizations across 30 different countries.
At the virtual event, the corporate procurement team at Apollo Tyres shared the “Apollo Sustainability Procurement Vision,” along with a plan for increased usage of recycled and renewable materials going forward. The sustainability panel, made up of global chief sustainability officers and Stefano Savi, director of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR), discussed the partnership and collaborative approach among stakeholders to practice circularity in business, the company says.
Sharing the company’s vision of ‘Driving Progress, Together,’ Apollo’s senior management team requested that its raw material business partners take a pledge to pursue a green agenda, ramp up their capacities, de-risk their supply chains and continue focusing on quality and delivery of their supplies, according to the company.
As part of the summit, the Apollo Sustainability Awards 2021 were presented to the following: Thai Eastern Group, Oriental Carbon and Chemicals Ltd. and Birla Carbon for being the front-runners on sustainability, the company says. In addition, M/s Pabitra Das from Assam, Indiam was awarded the Apollo Emerging Partner Award 2021. Century Enka, JG Chemicals and PPG Industries were awarded the Apollo Gold Partner Awards 2021 for the categories of supply chain excellence, quality champion and service excellence.