Established in 1991, GreenBiz is well renowned as one of the world’s most influential networks promoting sustainable development. This year, for the second time, they published their ’30 Under 30‘ list of promising sustainability talents. They were selected by GreenBiz editors together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development following a global search for emerging leaders who are shaping the next generation of sustainable business.
Dhawal was recognised for his role in C&A’s efforts management of chemicals in the supply chain. In his role, Dhawal implements sustainable chemicals management across India and Sri Lanka, including auditing, wastewater testing, performance tracking and corrective action. He also works with a local fashion institute to stitch sustainability into the curriculum and organises a city-based bimonthly networking event that connects more than 200 environmental professionals.
Dhawal’s work is part of C&A’s overall sustainability goal of eliminating the discharge of hazardous chemicals throughout all supply chains for all products by 2020.
"A city like Delhi has so much waste and pollution. I saw that these problems are interrelated and thought that I can contribute towards a better environment through the textile sector. The most rewarding moments for me come from visiting suppliers that have transitioned to sustainable practices. Converting them to real action gives you a lot of satisfaction," said Dhawal.
More about the GreenBiz ‘30under30’ listing
This year's honourees were selected from differently sized companies across diverse sectors as well as, media, academe and the non-profit institutions. With their work, they demonstrate how businesses can operate in a world of constrained resources and unconstrained opportunities. Importantly they display that the private sector can effectively address the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.
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