GURUGRAM, India — More than 700 people from 30 countries took part in a summit on sustainability conducted by Apollo Tyres Ltd.
Apollo's Global Partners' Summit 2021 focused on the usage of recycled and renewable materials, with the theme "Sustainability in uncertainty — the challenges ahead."
The summit was held virtually on July 26 with the global raw material business partners. Apollo said it had more than 700 participants representing around 270 organizations from across 30 countries.
The corporate procurement team at Apollo shared its "Apollo Sustainability Procurement Vision," along with a plan for increased usage of recycled and renewable materials going forward.
The sustainability panel comprising Global Chief Sustainability Officers and Stefano Savi, director, Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR), discussed the partnership and collaborative approach amongst stakeholders to practice circularity in business.
Sharing the company's vision of "Driving Progress, Together," Apollo's senior management team requested raw-material business partners pledge to pursue a green agenda, ramp-up capacities, stabilize supply chains and to continue to focus on quality and delivery of their supplies, the company said.
As part of the summit, the Apollo Sustainability Awards 2021 were presented to Thai Eastern Group, Thailand; Oriental Carbon and Chemicals Ltd, India; and Birla Carbon, India, for being the front-runners on sustainability.
M/s Pabitra Das from Assam, India, walked away with the prestigious Apollo Emerging Partner Award 2021.
Century Enka, India; JG Chemicals, India; and PPG Industries, the Netherlands, were awarded the Apollo Gold Partner Awards 2021 for the categories of Supply Chain Excellence, Quality Champion and Service Excellence, respectively.