Godrej Mangroves: Symbiosis of Industry & Nature since Seven Decades

Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd
Publié: 07 juillet 2022
Dernière modification: 03 août 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
Asie du Sud
Scale of implementation
Local
Ecosystem
Forêt côtière
Mangrove
Zone humide urbain
Écosystème urbain
Écosystèmes marins et côtiers
Theme
Accès et partage des avantages
Aménagement urbain
Atténuation du changement climatique
Diversité génétique
Financement durable
Gestion des espaces côtiers et marins
Gestion des inondations et des incendies
Gestion des ressources forestières
Gestion des terres
Gestion et Planification des Aires protégées et conservées
Indigènes
L'intégration de la biodiversité
Moyens d'existence durables
Pollution
Prévention de l'érosion
Restauration
Réduction des risques de catastrophes
Santé et bien-être humain
Science et recherche
Sensibilisation et communications
Services écosystèmiques
Standards/ certification
Villes et infrastructures
Urban and Disaster Risk Management
City management, governance and finance
Resilience and disaster risk management
Sustainable urban infrastructure and services
Challenges
Inondations
Dégradation des terres et des forêts
Perte de biodiversité
Montée du niveau des mers
Cyclones tropicaux / typhons
Érosion
Perte de l'écosystème
Braconnage
Pollution (y compris eutrophisation et déchets)
Sustainable development goals
ODD 3 - Bonne santé et bien-être
ODD 9 - Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
ODD 11 - Villes et communautés durables
ODD 13 - Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
ODD 14 - Vie aquatique
ODD 15 - Vie terrestre
Aichi targets
Objectif 1: Sensibilisation accrue de la biodiversité
Objectif 2: Valeurs de la biodiversité intégrées
Objectif 4: Production et consommation durables
Objectif 5: Perte d'habitat réduite de moitié ou diminuée
Objectif 8: Pollution réduite
Objectif 10: Ecosystèmes vulnérables au changement climatique
Objectif 11: Aires protégées et conservées
Objectif 13: Sauvegarde de la diversité génétique
Objectif 14: Services des écosystèmes
Objectif 15: Restauration et la résilience des écosystèmes
Objectif 17: Stratégies de la biodiversité et des plans d'action
Objectif 19: Partage de l'information et de la connaissance
Objectif 20: Mobiliser toutes les ressources disponibles
Sendai Framework
4: Réduire nettement, d’ici à 2030, la perturbation des services de base et les dommages causés par les catastrophes aux infrastructures essentielles, y compris les établissements de santé ou d’enseignement, notamment en renforçant leur résilience.
5: Augmenter nettement, d’ici à 2020, le nombre de pays dotés de stratégies nationales et locales de réduction des risques de catastrophe.
Business engagement approach
Engagement direct avec une entreprise
Engagement direct avec des associations

Emplacement

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

Comment les blocs constitutifs interagissent-ils entre eux dans la solution?

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