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Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology India, to launch Plantation based phytoremediation

By Sandvik On 15 March 2021
Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology India, to launch Plantation based phytoremediation

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology India, Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt Ltd (Fiinovation) collaborate to launch Plantation based phytoremediation for the amelioration of environment

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology India launched its Phytoremediation based community plantation project to plant 100,000 scientific species to ameliorate environment.

As a part of its community initiative, the Company partners with Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt Ltd (Fiinovation), a Delhi based consulting firm to formally launch this project form Rajasthan which will be replicated in Pune and Patancheru as well. The CSR project aims to ameliorate the environmental conditions of the targeted regions by planting 100,000 saplings.

The project is aligned towards Sandvik’s resolve to reduce emissions and reduce the carbon footpritns to half by 2030. The project emphasizes on a holistic approach by contributing to six sustainable goals.

The intervention is designed around the process of phytoremediation, a scientific process of remediation of air, water and soil through plantation of specific plants (trees, shrubs, grasses and aquatic plants) and their associated microorganisms. Dr Soumitro Chakraborty, CEO - Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt Ltd, while speaking about the project launch said, “The project presents a unique opportunity to take affirmative climate action and remediate.

The intervention is a small community effort of Sandvik Mining’s commitment towards creating a positive social impact and work towards building a better future." 

Through the plantation of specific scientific species, the project aims to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and replenish the green cover of the area. Along with community support we would plant, nurture, grow the saplings for the next three years till they reach a viable stage  and then it will be handed over to the local community. The project intervention will achieve environmental remediation through improved quality of the soil, regulated water tables and also improved the quality of the air by creating carbon sinks and sequestering carbon.

In addition to the above, the intervention has its importance in terms of ameliorating the contiguous ecology and inculcating awareness among the community members about environment conservation. 

Mr. Manojit Haldar, Managing Director, Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology India Pvt Ltd said, “At Sandvik, we are always working towards sustainable solutions for our customers, and the communities we work in. We believe that this planet is our responsibility, and we must act every day to protect it.” 

Mr. Ravi Arora, Head of Marketing and CSR, Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology India Pvt Ltd shared, “Phytoremediation is not a simple plantation process but a scientific way of ameliorating soil, air and water from hazardous contaminants with the use of green plants and the associated microorganisms. We are launching this project with a plantation drive of specific species of 100,000 trees in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Telangana. The plants will be nurtured and cared for 3 years while they become self-sustained.

The project will also tender trainings and awareness drives within the community.

The project is being implemented with the support of Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt Ltd consulting and Local NGO’s (Arpan Sewa Sansthan, Rajasthan, Shri Datta Gramin Va Shahari Vidya Prasarak Mandal, Akola, Pune and Society for Women Education and Environment Training, Telangana) in these three states.


About Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology India Private Limited

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology India Pvt Ltd is a part of a Swedish Multinational, Sandvik AB, a globally leading supplier of equipment, tools, services, and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. The group has a combined turnover of around 100bn SEK with over 40000 employees and a presence in over 150 countries globally.

Sandvik is engaged in selling underground mining loaders & hauling trucks, underground drilling machines, continuous mining machines, and construction machinery like crushing and screening plants (both stationary and mobile), tunneling machines, surface drilling machines for quarries, rock breakers, and rock tools for construction and mining sites.

In India, Sandvik is headquartered at Pune where they primarily manufacture crushing and screening plants and specialized rock tools. The company also has a Rock Tools manufacturing plant at Patancheru, near Hyderabad. The company has introduced several new capital equipment in Mining and Construction in India, through its sales presence in all major cities across India. They have a network of around 70 dealers spread across the country for providing customers the best of services at their doorstep.

About Fiinovation

Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd. (Fiinovation) is a leading technical research agency operating in multiple disciplines of the social development sector with an emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability.  It is focused towards enhancing quality across the organizational value chain through innovation. Since 2008, Fiinovation has grown phenomenally and has made a benchmark in the sector through its services.  It has been helping corporations and civil society organizations engage in value based CSR initiatives. The organization has been assisting corporations through its research on policy drafting and implementation design to achieve competitive advantage in their respective arenas.

Sandvik – Mr Ravi Arora, Head of Marketing and CSR  -  ravi.arora@sandvik.com

Fiinovation – Ms Yashasvini Priya – priya@fiinovation.co.in

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