Environment, Society, and Governance
At Bristlecone we understand the value of giving back. We continually strive to make a positive difference to the society and environment that we operate under the aegis of our parent company, The Mahindra Group.
Our mission: To develop an ecosystem that ensures sustainability across the dimensions of environment, society, and governance.
A green supply chain nurtures the environment while making perfect business sense. Bristlecone helps enterprises to harness green IT. Our energy efficiency solutions optimize the use of heating, cooling, and lighting systems. We implement systems to monitor consumption and conserve energy. Our air quality monitoring solution safeguards health and safety by assessing ambient conditions in real time. The solution facilitates an environment conducive to living and working, with information to take remedial action and avert emergencies.
Literacy and formal education are transforming the future of girls in India. Bristlecone wholeheartedly supports Nanhi Kali, a movement that provides academic and material assistance to millions of underprivileged girls. The K. C. Mahindra Education Trust started promoting the cause in 1996. Today, it is a movement backed by non-governmental organizations, corporations, and donors from around the world. In 2014-15, over 100,000 girls across 34 districts in 10 states of India received educational support, while more than 10,000 students found employment.
Sustainability in business is determined by the efficacy of supply chain networks. Bristlecone designs supply chains to gain better visibility across and beyond the enterprise, enhance collaboration among people, and achieve superior business performance. Our suite of technology solutions and supply chain services are catalysts for operations, financial reporting, risk mitigation, reputation management, and regulatory compliance. We ensure sustainability by developing resilient supply chains that weather existential and unforeseen business challenges.
Compliance with regional laws and taxation is the cornerstone of Bristlecone’s code of conduct throughout the globe wherever we operate. We adhere to all the compliance related laws and guidelines without exception. Matters relating to Taxation, Risk management and relationship with regional regulatory entities, are always accorded the highest priority and dealt with utmost urgency and transparency.
You can access and read more about our Tax, compliance and Risk management approach for UK here.
Our credo in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is articulated in our CSR policy which can be accessed below
Project Nanhi Kali
Project Nanhi Kali, initiated in 1996 by the K.C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET), aims to provide primary education to India’s young, underprivileged girls. Project Nanhi Kali works with 19 NGO implementation partners at the grassroots level to ensure that girls in rural India have access to sustainable and quality academic and material support. Academic support comes in the form of 1-2 hour long sessions before or after a school day to help bridge gaps in learning whilst material support comes in the form of corporate sponsorships to fund uniforms, school bags, shoes, tuition fees and whatever else the child may need to succeed in her educational endeavors.
The blood donation drive was organized in collaboration with the Red Cross Blood Bank and Syhadri Hospital in Pune office last year.
The donated blood will be free aid transfusions to children affected by thalassemia, Hemophilia, Sickle cell Anaemia patients admitted in the hospital also free blood to below poverty line and RGJAY patients admitted in the hospital. Around 40 volunteers participated voluntarily in the camp. we came together to participate with great enthusiasm and deepened social awareness among them.
Our Mumbai teams also visited the old age home “Assissi Bhavan” during the women’s week. They spent some quality time with the ladies there who are all above the age of 80 years.
They sang songs, had fun and later enjoyed the snacks together. The team donated some medical aids and food grains to them.
We had a tree plantation drive in Bangalore as a part of the Mahindra Hariyali project on 28th March 2016. The drive saw enthusiastic participation despite peak summer heat in Bangalore. Volunteers planted 100 saplings at the Kasavanahalli lake, which was a commendable achievement. The event was a very satiating experience and was feasible only through persistent team effort.