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LANXESS expands its CSR outreach in Nagda

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Signs MoU with Nagda Municipal Corporation for support, undertakes maintenance of overhead water tank in Mehatwas, supports development and maintenance of municipal garden in Nagda

LANXESS India, a leading speciality chemicals company has taken another major step towards creating a sustainable environment in and around Nagda by undertaking three projects as part of its corporate social responsibility. The company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nagda Municipal corporation wherein it committed to undertake the maintenance of overhead water tank in Mehatwas, development and maintenance of Nagda municipal garden and installation of solar street lights in Mehatwas and Durgapura.

This announcement follows the company’s CSR outreach projects launched last month wherein LANXESS committed its support to the Nagda government college by way of e-learning tools and support of a sonography machine to the Nagda Civil hospital. The three-year long MoU was signed in a ceremony held at the Nagda community hall in the presence of Ashok Malviya Chairperson Municipal Council and Dilip Singh Shekhawat Member of Legislative Assembly Khachrod-Nagda Constituency, Neelanjan Banerjee, Senior Executive Director, LANXESS India, Sanjay Singh, Site Head, Nagda, LANXESS India and other esteemed dignitaries from the state and local administration. These projects are in line with LANXESS’ vision for sustainable development and a better quality of life for the people of the region. As part of the maintenance and development of the Nagda municipal garden, LANXESS India will ensure structuring of the fencing, grass beautification and planting of saplings. With an aim to ensure better infrastructure for distribution of the current water supply system in the town, LANXESS will support in the repair and renovation of the pipeline distribution and strengthening of column structure of the overhead water tank in Mehatwas. This is expected to directly benefit a population of over 2400 in the region.Contributing towards making the planet greener, LANXESS India will be undertaking the installation of solar street lights in Mehatwas and Durgapura wherein, the company will support the municipal corporation with installation of 25 solar street lights. The installation will include pole installation, battery, solar panels, solar bulbs and maintenance for a period of three years. On this occasion, Banerjee said, “LANXESS takes its social responsibility projects in true spirit and has been relentless in its efforts of making a positive and meaningful change in the lives of the people in and around Nagda. In the current fiscal year itself, the company has supported the region through five different CSR projects worth around Rs 50 lakhs. The three new projects launched today assert our commitment towards the region’s welfare and the company’s vision of a sustainable environment.” Commenting on the projects, Singh said, “LANXESS India has taken these initiatives as a step forward to sustainability in the region of Nagda. With the current environmental conditions, sustainable development is the solution for a healthier lifestyle. Through these projects, we hope to improve the quality of living for the people of Nagda. I also thank the Municipal Corporation of Nagda for seeing merit in our efforts and supporting us.”

LANXESS leads in climate protection scoring

  • Group among the top five per cent of the companies rated worldwide
  • Inclusion in the Climate A List of the non-profit organisation CDP
  • Broad contribution to UN sustainable development goals

At the United Nations World Development Information Day, the international climate protection initiative CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) honoured speciality chemicals company LANXESS.

The Cologne-based company once again achieved the highest score in this year’s evaluation and is therefore listed in the CDP’s Climate A List. With this list, CDP recognises companies’ efforts to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy. As part of the Climate A List, LANXESS is among the top five per cent of several thousand companies surveyed by the initiative.

Commenting on the achievement, Neelanjan Banerjee, Senior Executive Director, LANXESS India said, “It is a matter of pride for us at LANXESS to be included in the Climate A list. As this listing reiterates our commitment to doing business across the globe in a sustainable manner and gives us the confidence that we are on the right path in addressing our sustainability goals and targets.”

Even beyond climate protection, LANXESS’s business activities, products and corporate initiatives contribute effectively to each of the 17 sustainable development goals, which the United Nations draws attention to every year on October 24. They include clean watersolutions as well as an educational initiative that has already supported hundreds of thousands of children, young people and young adults around the world.

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