Godrej Mangroves: Symbiosis of Industry & Nature since Seven Decades

Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd
Publicado: 07 Julio 2022
Última edición: 03 Agosto 2022
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Summary

Godrej protected 12 km mangrove at Thane Creek. The forest harbor 16 mangrove, 209 bird, 82 butterfly, 81 spider, 75 insect, 22 fish, 13 crab,  7 prawn, 6 mammal species. it is managed by Wetland Management Department with strategy of Research, Conservation, Awareness. We conducted research on Biodiversity Index, Carbon sequestration, Camera trap of Jackals, Butterfly & Spider diversity of Godrej mangroves. Our conservation includes protection, development of theme gardens (medicinal, butterfly, palm), marine aquarium, mangrove nursery, maintenance of nature trails and rescue of wildlife in distress etc. Awareness includes nature trails, webinars, presentations in conferences, articles in magazines newspapers, Mangroves mobile app, storybook, mangrove information centre, mangrove website. We are audited every year for ISO 14001. The initiative contributes to SDG 3, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17. 

Classifications

Region
Sur de Asia
Scale of implementation
Local
Ecosystem
Bosques costeros
Ecosistema urbano
Ecosistemas marinos y costeros
Humedal urbano
Manglares
Theme
Acceso y participación en los beneficios
Ciencia y investigación
Ciudades e infraestructuras
Comunicación y divulgación
Contaminación
Diversidad genetica
Financiación sostenible
Gestión de tierras
Gestión y planificación de áreas protegidas y conservadas
Institucionalización de la biodiversidad
Manejo de bosques
Manejo de incendios e inundaciones
Manejo espacial de la zona marino-costera
Medios de vida sostenibles
Mitigación del cambio climático
Planificaión urbana
Poblaciones indígenas
Prevención de erosión
Reducción de desastres
Restauracion
Salud y bienestar humano
Servicios ecosistémicos
Standards/ certification
Urban and Disaster Risk Management
City management, governance and finance
Resilience and disaster risk management
Sustainable urban infrastructure and services
Challenges
Inundaciones
Degradación de tierras y bosques
Pérdida de la biodiversidad
Aumento del nivel del mar
Ciclones tropicales / tifones
Erosión
Pérdida de ecosistemas
Cacería furtiva
Contaminación (incluida la eutrofización y la basura)
Sustainable development goals
ODS 3 - Salud y bienestar
ODS 9 - Industria, innovacióne e infraestructura
ODS 11 - Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
ODS 13 - Acción por el clima
ODS 14 - Vida submarina
ODS 15 - Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
Aichi targets
Meta 1: Aumento de la sensibilization sobre la biodiversidad
Meta 2: Valores de biodiversidad integrados
Meta 4: Producción y consumo sostenibles
Meta 5: Pérdida de hábitat reducida a la mitad o reducida
Meta 8: Reducción de la contaminación
Meta 10: Ecosistemas vulnerables al cambio
Meta 11: Áreas protegidas y conservadas
Meta 13: Protección de la diversidad genética
Meta 14: Los servicios ecosistemicos
Meta 15: Restauración de ecosistemas y resiliencia
Meta 17: Estrategias y planes de acción para la biodiversidad
Meta 19: Intercambio de información y conocimiento
Meta 20: Movilización de recursos de todas las fuentes
Sendai Framework
Meta 4: Reducir los daños de desastres a la infraestructura crítica y los trastornos a los servicios básicos como las instalaciones educativas y de salud, incluyendo el desarrollo de su resiliencia para 2030.
Meta 5: Incrementar el número de países con estrategias nacionales y locales para la reducción de riesgos para el 2020.
Business engagement approach
Compromiso directo con una empresa
Compromiso directo con asociaciones

Ubicación

Vikhroli East, Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, Maharashtra, India

Challenges

Impact of air, water, solid waste pollution on mangroves,

Tree cutting, poaching & encroachment, 

Sedimentation, siltation of Thane creek

Lack of Godrej control on external stakeholders of Mumbai

 

Beneficiaries

56000 awareness participants.320000 website users of 215 countries.106 app user nations.Breeding for fish prawn.carbon sequestration, temperature, flood control. 40000 employee recreation. Support to fisherfolk livelihood

¿ Cómo interactúan los building blocks en la solución?

The Wetland Management Department effectively uses building blocks with guidance from Planning & Development Team and with assistance from other departments such as environmental engineering, horticulture & construction teams to plan and implement and monitor scientific mangrove management. All initiatives & outputs are reviewed every year by Godrej Management Committee for upgradation of building blocks as required

Impacts

Our ecosystem services impact includes prevention of east coastline erosion, carbon sequestration of 1 million ton carbon & recurring sequestration of 60,000 tons carbon every year, providing livelihood to fisherfolk, habitat to the wildlife, mitigating GHG emission from two garbage dumping grounds of the Government.

Awareness: Mangroves mobile app downloaded by 107 countries, awareness in 56000 people in 5 yrs, Godrej website used by 320000 users from 215 counties, participation in 22 conferences, release of two chapters on Godrej case study in book by Springer Publications

Conservation: Rescue of 200 animals in 5 years, mangrove plantation in 200 hectares area in Gujarat, addition of species in Medicinal, Butterfly & Palm gardens, zero incidents mangrove destruction, donation of mangrove saplings to Municipal Corporations, first mangrove plantation in Maharashtra

Research: Camera trap on Golden Jackals, Survey of spider diversity, ecosystem assessment of Kasadi creek, participation in HSBC Mumbai Race, Documentation of 75 insect species. 

We won 3 national awards. Also Godrej mangroves case study has been recently published in UNDP's Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECM) in June'21

Story

Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd

Godrej mangrove conservation has become leading case study of forest conservation by an Indian industry for seven decades. It is included in India Business & Biodiversity Initiative for international presentations. Godrej has been awarded National Biodiversity Award by UNDP & MoEF&CC of Government of India and Earth Care Award by Times of India & JSW Foundation for exemplary biodiversity conservation. We are ISO 14001 certified for 15 years demonstrating continual improvement. In 2013, Prince Charles visited & appreciated Godrej mangroves. 

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Laxmikant Deshpande Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd