Aditya Birla Group, one of India’s leading manufacturing companies, has partnered with Manufacturing Today, to present ‘Reinventing the Future – Great Teams at Work’ summit and competition in Indore. This year, the main focus was on ‘Women in Manufacturing’, under which various organisations shared their initiatives towards gender inclusive at the shop-floor level.
Aditya Birla’s flagship company Grasim Industries, with a strong presence in viscose staple fibre and chemicals in Madhya Pradesh, has recognised the growing representation of women talent in manufacturing sector by awarding a unique Green Certificate. This certificate promises that the company will plant a tree on their behalf and make Mother Earth a greener planet. At the summit, Sumita Bhatia from Cummins, Preeti Choubey, Neha Belhekar and Shikha Lal from John Deere were awarded Green Certificates.
K Suresh, Unit Head of Staple Fibre Division, Grasim, said, “Manufacturing is a key driver of the Indian economy and sharing of best practices creates an eco-system of co-learning and knowledge-sharing amongst the young manufacturing professionals. It was a pleasure to witness the passion and innovation-driven ideas that have been executed successfully by various organisations.” He added, “We are committed to plant 20,000 trees and encourage to plant more trees. Green Certificate is our commitment to plant trees and make our future greener.” Reinventing the Future 2018 – Great Teams at Work, is a one-of-a-kind events. Teams from some of India’s top manufacturing companies competed via case study presentations. The companies competed across diverse categories - cost optimisation, technology, sustainability, people initiatives, safety and quality. The regional winners will have the rare opportunity to compete against other regional winners in a national-level competition to be held on September 21, 2018, in Mumbai. The annual event, presented by Aditya Birla for the last five years, has become an exciting, knowledge-sharing platform for manufacturing professionals in plant operations, production management, quality control, technical and engineering and human resource.