At AseemShakti, our mission aligns itself to the many goals that the UNDP’s Sustainable
Development Goals outline. Some of them are elaborated below.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
We are working towards making villages self-sufficient or ‘aatmanirbhar’. By doing so, we aim to create ample employment under our initiative AseemBharat, for villages and across a number of sectors to tackle the poverty issue.
With the help of advanced technologies and improved organic fertilizers, we aim to help farmers cultivate enough in order to feed their village and become self-sustainable. This way our goal is to eliminate dependency for food.
GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
We are working to improve access to sanitation through a combination of partnerships, market-based models and advocacy. We will also be conducting various health drives across villages to keep up the health of the villagers.
We believe that education and skill development has the potential to break the cycle of poverty and generate systems change. As a step towards this, we aim to educate people by skilling them in order to generate employment and means of livelihood for them.
Across all AseemShakti ventures, our focus is on creating livelihood for women. Our ethos of inclusivity shapes the strong sense of equality which prevails in the organisation. Efforts to integrate rural women into our mission are underway.
CLEAN WATER AND SANITISATION
We have joined hands with a rain water harvesting plant which works to mitigate water problems faced in rural areas. This will contribute towards farming and a healthy harvest.
AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
We plan to collaborate with a solar power plant company in order to generate clean, affordable and renewable source of energy.
DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
We work with the fundamental belief that growth must not come at the expense of the planet or people – especially vulnerable workers. We aim to use our influence over our own supply chains, which connect us to millions of people, to advance and promote human rights wherever we operate.
INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Low-carbon technologies, circular approaches and breakthrough business models can support enterprise and transform industries, especially in the developing world. To succeed, we must nurture innovative technologies and new ways of doing business and this is part of my mission.
We see diversity as a source of strength and aim to be inclusive in all our initiatives.
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
We not only aim to promote sustainable villages and communities but also celebrate and foster communities that encourage green and sustainable economic solutions.
RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
While our efforts to use resources more efficiently in production are important, our biggest impact comes through the use of our products and how they are packaged. We have a strict no-plastic policy. We use other organic materials for our packaging and manufacturing needs.
By engaging in rain water harvesting and solar energy, our aim is to reduce damage to the climate and the environment. All our initiatives will be carried out with care to reduce carbon emissions and use proper waste disposal methods. The aim is to reduce pollution from production practices. We want to make, not break.
LIFE UNDER WATER
Our aim is to avoid waste disposal in any water body which will harm the life under water.
PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
Peaceful and just societies are not only good for the people who live in them but are also good for business, which flourishes when those around it succeed. We have a shared responsibility to contribute to building and maintaining inclusive, sustainable societies where human rights and the rule of law are respected, and to act with integrity and within the law at all times, in accordance with our principles and values.
LIFE ON LAND
The business case for protecting biodiversity is quite simple: without biodiversity, there is no business. Yet agriculture is one of the biggest drivers of deforestation. That means we need to change the way agriculture works, and move towards systems that foster regeneration and restoration.
PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
The social and environmental change required to meet the SDGs cannot be addressed by one business acting alone. We’re involved in a wide range of partnerships, which often include new types of funding and new ways of working, whether with fellow companies or with other agencies. We strongly believe in the need for collaboration to pursue all the goals.