Mumbai: Mahindra Special Services Group (MSSG) a subsidiary of Mahindra Defence Systems Limited, India’s leading corporate security risk consulting firm has won the prestigious International Green Apple Award for the Coconut Project.
Mahindra SSG Coconut Project comprised coco painting and coco planting as two initiatives aimed at fighting dengue. Since coconuts are fertile breeding grounds for mosquitoes, the idea of using coconut shells for decorative and reusable purpose was initiated. Thus it also complements the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by the Government of India.
The MSSG Coconut project engaged with not only employees but also leaders in the corporate world in the Coconut Painting activity and also gifted plants in coconut shells to employees of over 100 companies in India.
On receiving the award, Mr. Dinesh Pillai – CEO – Mahindra Special Services Group, said, “It is an honour and privilege to receive the prestigious Green Apple Award for the Coconut Project. Dengue has the power to impact the Business Continuity in a big way as people cannot report to work if they are affected with the disease. Team Mahindra SSG as a responsible corporate in the security business, has worked very hard to take the initiative at an international level. We believe we have made an attempt to spread the awareness of doing the right thing amongst our people.”
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the UK’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries. The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an international, independent, non-political, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.