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Havells India Becomes the First Indian Electrical Company to Be Part of Dow Jones Sustainability Index - Emerging Markets

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(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with Business Wire India. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) New Delhi, Delhi, India – Business Wire India Havells India Limited became the first Indian Electrical Company to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index. Also, Havells is amongst the only 12 Indian Companies to be included in the index which is essential for assessing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performances. The company also moved one position to become 6th most sustainable company in the “Electrical Components and Equipment” sector globally. Speaking on the recognition, Mr. Anil Sharma, Head – Corporate Communications |CSR| Sustainability, Havells India Limited, said, “We are ecstatic and proud to be part of Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Emerging Markets especially in the second year of our participation. This recognition is the result of hard work over the years and our core philosophy of ‘Shubh Laabh’ where we believe in ‘doing good deeds and profits would follow’. This recognition further strengthens our resolve to keep doing good for the environment and communities around us." Havells has undertaken a lot of efficient initiatives that have resulted in drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The company is reducing its dependency on fossil fuel-based electricity by installing roof top solar power plant across its manufacturing units. Along with that, the company is planting 4 lakh trees annually with an aim to develop over 800 hectares of forest cover by 2023. Promoting the concept of circular economy, the company continuously recycles and reuses more than 94% of the waste generated at its manufacturing units. Havells is the only electrical company in the country to be a “water positive” and “zero fatality” organization and is moving to become wood and paper positive company. Manjit Jus, Head of ESG Ratings, RobecoSAM said, “We congratulate Havells India Limited for being included in the DJSI – Emerging Markets. The SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment has again raised the bar in identifying those companies best positioned to address future sustainability challenges and opportunities. This year – which marks the 20th anniversary of the DJSI – record corporate interest in the SAM CSA reflects the enduring relevance of the DJSI for measuring and advancing ESG practices." Launched in the year 1999, Dow Jones Sustainability Indices is the longest running global sustainability benchmark evaluating the sustainability performances of over 4700 companies across the globe based on various parameters and is a key reference point for several investors and companies. About Havells Havells India Ltd. is a leading FMEG company (fast moving electrical goods) with presence across India. Its product range includes Industrial & Domestic Circuit Protection Switchgear, Cables& Wires, Motors, Fans, Power Capacitors, Luminaires for Domestic, Commercial & Industrial applications, Modular Switches, Water Heaters and Domestic Appliances covering the entire gamut of household, commercial and industrial electrical needs. Havells owns prestigious brands like Havells, Crabtree and Standard. With 43 branch offices and over 4000 professionals Havells has achieved rapid success in the past few years. Its 13 state-of-the-art manufacturing units in India located at Haridwar, Baddi, Sahibabad, Faridabad, Alwar, Ghiloth, Guwahati and Neemrana are manufacturing globally acclaimed products, synonymous with excellence and precision in the electrical industry. Havells India Limited recently also became the first Indian Electrical Company to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Emerging Markets along with 12 other Indian companies to be included in the index. The company is also signatory to United Nation Global Compact (UNGC) and adhere to its Ten principles by implementing the best global standards. PWR PWR

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