As part of its mission to expand sustainably and be “Responsibly Licious,” India’s biggest meat and seafood brand Licious has declared its pledge to be plastic-neutral. On World Environment Day, the firm said it is working with sustainability partner Recykal, a digital solutions provider specializing in circularity and sustainability, to become plastic-neutral by FY2022.
In the fiscal year 2021-22, the company was able to neutralize its plastic footprint thanks in large part to Recykal’s Plastic Neutrality solution and the recovery of 530 metric tons of plastic trash. In doing so much work, the company has saved from landfills enough plastic to fill an Airbus A380, the world’s biggest passenger airliner. The pioneering nature of this feat in waste plastic handling is indicative of the company’s dedication to environmental responsibility.
Adding to the definition of Responsibly Licious, According to Rajesh. K, Licious’ Chief Sustainability and Quality Officer, “We do things the Licious way by setting new standards and raising benchmarks for the industry.” We have pioneered the adoption of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) principles across all of our business functions. Our commitment to zero plastic waste is a major step in building a responsible, long-term business.
With Recykal’s digitally transparent sustainability solutions, we hope to reaffirm our dedication to creating a brand with a purpose, one that protects the interest of humanity and the planet, in honour of World Environment Day.
Recovering plastic garbage above and above what is required by law supports Licious’s overarching goal of creating a sustainable company. To reduce their plastic use in FY 2022, they collected trash in unsafe parts of India and recycled it in accordance with all applicable regulations. Licious has always been a mission-driven business that shakes things up by setting new benchmarks in quality, sourcing, processing, and technology on a worldwide scale.
The eight tenets of the brand’s ESG commitment centre on quality, sustainability, and traceability and are in line with the SDGs set out by the United Nations. The company has gained many certifications, including ISO 14001:2015 for environmental management and ISO 45001:2018 for occupational health and safety management, that demonstrate its dedication to being a socially and environmentally responsible corporation.
Licious is the first Indian fresh animal protein brand to acquire the SA 8000:2014 Social Accountability accreditation and one of just ten firms worldwide in the sector to do so. The commitment to being Responsibly Licious means the company will keep making strides toward a more sustainable future.