Exclusive Q&A With : Bimal Dayal, Chief Executive Officer of Indus Towers
Updated on: 24 Jun 2016
Building on its philosophy of 'Putting India First', Indus Towers, India's largest telecom infrastructure company recently launched second edition of its annual Sustainability Report 2014-15. The report showcases Indus Towers' commitment to protecting the environment, enhancing engagement with communities, while continuing to create value for all its stakeholders in a sustainable manner.
On the back of Indus Towers' efforts towards creating an efficient, cleaner and greener network system in the country, in the interview Rusen Kumar, Editor, India CSR; Bimal Dayal, Chief Executive Officer, Indus Towers shares insights on the various initiatives undertaken which have brought significant business advantages. The Green initiatives adopted by Indus Towers and way forward, number of sites created pan India – with no consumption of diesel during operations and expansion plans on the same and Shut AC-Shut DG program – the ways to reduce energy consumption and conversion of indoor sites into outdoor sites, are few topics of the discussion. Edited excerpts:
How does sustainability fit with the company's vision?
Indus Towers is India's largest telecom tower company. It is an enabler for the communications revolution in India. We are a driven entrepreneurial and innovative organisation committed towards growing our business in a sustainable manner, while remaining accountable to all our stakeholders.
Our ExCITE (Excellence, Customer, Integrity, Teamwork and Environment) values define the way we work and the way we maintain relationships with all our stakeholders. Our values ensure that we deliver best-in class, reliable and high quality services to our customers, conduct our business with utmost integrity, encourage innovation and collaboration across functions, protect the environment, and be socially responsible.
Our vision focuses on transformation of lives, not just doing certain transactions focusing merely upon the business alone. It speaks beyond the business as usual. The thoughts and aim even go beyond merely touching the lives of millions of people. "We transform lives by enabling communication". In order to liven such thoughts, it's very important to keep sustainability at the core of our operations.
On a personal level, why do Indus Tower's responses to sustainability issues matter to you?