MESSAGE FROM THE MD & CEO

Dear Readers,

At Asian Paints, the philosophy of sustainable and inclusive development is deeply embedded in our strategic priorities and forms the foundation of our values and brands. This year’s Sustainability Report provides an overview of the key programmes we have been working on, the progress we have made and some areas we can feel proud of. While we have come a long way, there is still so much more to do.

Over the years, we have persistently developed and promoted high-quality and user-friendly solutions that are safe for both people and the environment.

The health and safety of our employees and contractors is and always will be our top priority. Our aim is to provide a harmonious work climate in which all are treated with respect, have opportunities for development and their potential is maximised.

We understand that sustainable growth calls for an effective response to climate change.

We have invested in real-time energy monitoring systems, which will lead energy savings in our operations in future. We are continuously increasing renewable energy contribution in our overall energy consumption.

Our detailed watershed development programme focused on improving water availability by creating sustainable water harvesting structures and mobilising communities towards water conservation around all our manufacturing locations.

We have focused on reduce, re-use and recycle programmes in our manufacturing units, which have reduced material losses.

We continue to work for the well-being of our local communities and address their specific needs in the areas of Education, Health and Hygiene, Water Management and Vocational Training.

For any feedback or queries, do write to us at sustainability@asianpaints.com

One of our paramount objectives is to achieve efficient and responsible water management as it is a strategic resource for both business and environmental sustainability.

K.B.S. Anand

Managing Director & CEO, Asian Paints Limited