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United Nations Global Compact has recognised Sumant Sinha, Chairman and MD of ReNew Power, as one of the ten SDG Pioneers 2021, for his work to advance access to clean and affordable energy said the company press release.
This honor comes in recognition of Sumant’s work to advance access to clean and affordable energy (SDG 7), it added.
SDG Pioneers are business leaders selected by the UN Global Compact for doing an exceptional job to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the implementation of the UN Global Compact Ten Principles on human rights, environment, labor, and anti-corruption.
ReNew Power has been a participant in the UN Global Compact since 2016.
As the leader of India’s leading renewable energy company, ReNew Power, Sumant has set an example by building the core business of ReNew Power around the targets of SDG 7. Under his leadership, ReNew Power has aligned its operations to the objectives of Agenda 2030, and has forged partnerships for achieving various SDGs, beyond just SDG 7.
Sumant Sinha, Chairman and MD of ReNew Power stressed that a green recovery is of paramount importance in the post-pandemic planet, and we must ensure that this recovery is accelerated through partnerships.
ReNew Power will continue to focus on its sustainability efforts in line with global commitments. As signatories of “Race to Zero” and “Terra Carta”, ReNew is committed to reducing emissions and creating a sustainable future by adopting Science Based targets the company stated.
The 2021 SDG Pioneers were announced during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2021 on June 16.
“These ten exceptional professionals show exactly what can be done by business to make a difference that not only serves shareholders but also society at large,” said Sanda Ojiambo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact in the statement.