GOlife

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief
that someone else will save it.”
– Robert Swan
Author & Environmentalist

We at Gupta H.C. Overseas (I) Pvt. Ltd. have decided to do our part to save our planet without waiting for governments or activists. We realise that in the long journey to save our planet, every step matters. Even small steps count, like this paper is made from pulp and fibre sourced from ‘sustainable forestry’.

‘GOlife’ is our sustainability initiative aimed at growth sans compromise.
Because we owe this to our next generation.

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We are a Higg Index verified organisation.

Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes — at every stage in their sustainability journey — to accurately measure and score a company or product’s sustainability performance. The Higg Index delivers a holistic overview that empowers businesses to make meaningful improvements that protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, and the environment.

The LWG (Leather Working Group) is an independent group of tanneries and footwear brands that has established a protocol to assess the environmental performance of tanneries and to promote sustainable and appropriate environmental practices within the leather tanning industry.

The GRS is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions.

FSC is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting responsible forestry. FSC certifies forests all over the world to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo on a product is your assurance that it is made with, or contains, forest-based materials from FSC-certified forests or reclaimed sources.

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is the largest cotton sustainability program in the world. Its purpose is to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in, and better for the sector’s future.

Energy

EQUIPPED WITH

250kW

SOLAR POWER PLANT

SAVING 200,000 Kg
CO2 EMISSION EVERY YEAR
 Rooftops of all units/buildings fully utilised for solar power generation
  • We have Up-gradaded stitching with new energy saving machines saving 31,200 kWh annually.
  • All electrical lights in the peripheral area are solar powered.
  • Regular Electrical Safety Assessment to reduce power wastage/reduce hazard.
  • Motivating employees to pool vehicles in an effort to efficient utilisation of fossil fuel.

Material

  • Almost 100% of our leather is sourced from LWG certified tanneries.
  • We have scaled up the usage of chrome free leather.
  • We are sourcing soles, insoles elastics, linings, zips, threads,laces and stroble cloth etc.made from recycled materials.
  • We are sourcing BCI certified cotton, and almost all our recycled material is backed by relevant certifications.
  • We are using eco-friendly packaging.
  • We are sourcing innovative new materials which are friendlier to the environment.

Building

  • New building developed with sustainable structure using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient.
  • Created using specifications of LEED certification as per US Green Building Council.

CMS

Chemical Management System

The Key objective is to understand and implement safe and eco-friendly chemicals in our supply-chain.

  • Declaration from chemical suppliers.
  • Written policy of chemical management.
  • Internal audit of chemical management system.
  • Internal training to staff on RSL and chemical management.
  • Phasing out organic solvent based adhesives in collaboration with chemical suppliers.

Water Based Adhesives

We have started using water-based adhesives in our production.

Covid - 19

Management of Covid-19 causes a lot of waste like face masks, PPEs, gloves etc. We’ve been certified by the State Pollution Control Board for safe disposal of such Biomedical waste.

EMS

Environmental Management System

The key objective of this project is to promote and execute sustainable environment practices & legal compliances in the organization through various ways.

  • Aspect/Impact analysis of the processes & activities.
  • Prevention of pollution (minimum resources, zero waste).
  • Controls over suppliers/services providers.
  • The environment sensitive waste is transferred to approved and licensed vendor.
  • Organic waste from the canteen is converted into fertilizer through in-house composting machine.
  • Air & water monitoring on periodical basis.
  • 3D Printing of components helps us to achieve not only rapid prototyping and tooling but also does it in a sustainable way as it minimises mould wastage.
We are a Higg Index verified organisation.
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R&D Initiative

ECO-FRIENDLY TILES

(Made From Leather Scrap)

A large amount of leather is wasted during footwear manufacturing. Besides being an expensive commodity its difficult to dispose it in an environment-friendly way. Eco- Friendly Tiles, made from leather scrap is one of our many initiatives to become sustainable and do our bit to save this planet for our future generation.

This innovative product has been developed after years of research using a variety of materials in combination with leather scrap by our R&D team. The end result is simply inspiring. It looks good, feels good to touch unlike ceramic or stone tiles and above all is the satisfaction one feels when he knows he has done something good.

Variety of Possible Usage:

Interior Decor Outdoor Pillars Decor • Pavements • Walkways

Features:

Environment-Friendly Quick Installation • Looks Good • Cost Effetive

Night Glow Feature:

Nightglow feature has also been introduced in some tiles and that makes them ideal for some interesting usage like fluorescent border strips that are visible in darkness and even for emergency markings.

We’re determined to make it a success because we consider this as our responsibility.

Social Responsibility

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Working on upliftment of the poor and underprivileged.
  • In-house training institute aimed at providing skills to people of under-privileged section of the society to make them employable.
  • Actively participating in social activities such as –
    • Contributing to the education of tribal children.
    • Member of ‘Samarpan Blood Bank & Dialysis Center’.
    • Member of  ‘Help  Agra’,  a  medical  charitable organisation.
    • Contributing towards the care of elderly people.