Marelli, one of the world’s top automotive sector suppliers, is a highly esteemed tenant at Candor TechSpace, Sector 48, Gurugram. In an interview with THE EDGE, Amit Tyagi, Purchase Head for India and South East Asia at Marelli, discusses the firm’s partnership with Brookfield Properties, and its dedication to sustainability and corporate social responsibility
How is Marelli supporting India’s vision for sustainable mobility?
Our organization’s global commitment is to become carbon-neutral by 2030. We strive to incorporate sustainable practices in all aspects of our business, including our manufacturing plants in India. Currently our energy requirement is partially fulfilled through our installed solar panels, and we aim to use maximum renewable energy wherever feasible.
What are some major trends that you reckon will impact corporate real estate in the next five years?
One major trend we have observed is the increasing preference for flexible and coworking options among companies. The ever-changing business landscape means that organizations may not always have a clear idea of how many people they need to hire or how much space they require. In such cases, unutilized space can result in higher rent and overhead costs, making flexible and coworking options more appealing. Another trend that will impact corporate real estate is the rising focus on employee wellbeing and experience. As companies compete for top talent, they are investing in workplaces that prioritize the physical and mental health of employees. This includes features such as natural light, ergonomic workstations, and spaces for relaxation and socialization.
What is the role of the workplace in attracting and retaining talent? And what are some of the recent CSR and employee initiatives you’ve undertaken?
I believe creating a positive work environment is crucial in attracting and retaining top talent. At our workplace, we offer a range of employee benefits. We also promote diversity and inclusion through employee resource groups and have undertaken several CSR initiatives. For instance, we have adopted a couple of schools in the NCR region through local NGOs for initiatives like providing computer education to the underprivileged. We also provide underprivileged students scholarships for their studies. Moreover, the events and activities we organize at Brookfield Properties are also keeping our staff happy. Our younger employees particularly enjoy these festivals and events as it provides them with opportunities to connect, collaborate and share experiences on social media.
How does Marelli’s partnership with Brookfield Properties support its business goals?
Our decision to partner with Brookfield was based on thorough research and analysis of over 50 properties. We selected the Brookfield campus due to its prime location, offering easy access to the highway, and proximity to the city center and metro. Additionally, we were impressed with the quality of infrastructure and maintenance, including greenery, security measures and women-friendly policies. As a company operating in a highly competitive talent market, we recognize that getting and keeping the best people is crucial. The Brookfield campus offers top- notch amenities and infrastructure. Overall, our partnership with Brookfield Properties has been instrumental in supporting our business goals by providing us with a campus that aligns with our values and helps us attract and retain top talent.