The Flipkart Group has committed to setting an ambitious Net Zero target accross its value chain by 2040, becoming the only Indian e-commerce company in India to commit to this environmental goal. Here's what we're doing to achieve a clearly defined decarbonisation pathway.
Climate change impacts the very fabric of our everyday lives, and the responsibility lies with us to protect our planet. At the Flipkart Group, we take that responsibility with the urgency it deserves.
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Flipkart Group has committed to setting an ambitious Net Zero target accross its value chain by 2040, becoming the only Indian e-commerce company in India to commit to this environmental goal. To ‘go net zero’ is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or to ensure that any ongoing emissions are balanced by removals.
Learn what the Flipkart Group’s Net Zero commitment is all about:
As part of this commitment, the Flipkart Group will take measures in its own operations to
reduce 100% of emissions by 2030 by increasing energy efficiency at its corporate office, supply
chain facilities, and powering its energy requirements through renewable sources such as solar.
Recognising that the majority of the climate impact comes from Flipkart’s extended value chain
of suppliers, waste in operations, transportation and logistics, and product end-of-life, it will also work with its sellers, consumers, and partners to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2040.
“We are proud to announce our commitment to Net Zero emissions by 2040,” Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Chief Executive Officer, Flipkart Group, said at the launch of the initiative. “This commitment is a significant undertaking in our journey towards building a sustainable business, and we want to play our part in adopting a proactive approach to create shared value across the ecosystem. As part of our Net Zero efforts, our sustainability initiatives will include the larger ecosystem, comprising our sellers, customers, and brands, to bring about an industry-wide shift. We recognise the importance of working collaboratively to reduce climate impact and will continue to steer our efforts towards this commitment and to decarbonise the e-commerce value chain.”
The Flipkart Group will focus on the following key areas of impact to achieve a clearly defined decarbonisation pathway:
- Sustainable Platform: Drive consumer awareness and initiatives to support sustainable
products while creating circular business models.
- Responsible Value Chain: Through electrification of logistics, incorporating renewable
energy, environment-friendly packaging, waste management initiatives, and responsible
sourcing in business practices, the establishment of green infrastructure, and supplier
engagement and seller education.
- Impact Positive Collaborations: Fostering industry partnerships to develop innovative
solutions for creating a sustainable e-commerce model.
In our journey to a more sustainable value chain across our ecosystem, the Flipkart Group has taken multiple steps in the past several years, including large-scale introduction of electric vehicles in our supply chain, elimination of single-use plastic packaging, introduction of paper packaging through sustainable forest-derived materials, and development of sustainable supply chain infrastructure – such as IGBC certified warehouses – to transition to renewable energy across facilities.
Read more about the NetZero commitment here.