Adrish is India’s first zero waste organic concept store chain. The store sells organic and eco-friendly products, with an aim to promote an organic lifestyle. The operations of the store are designed in a manner that there is the minimal waste generation and minimal use of plastic. The organization is working towards achieving the sustainable goal of responsible production and consumption and climate action.
Goa Institute of Management
One of the initiatives the firm has taken is that they are working towards a better future. People, in general, have started having climate talks and Adrish has already started working towards a sustainable future.
The UN SDG this firm is following is SDG 12 which is responsible production and consumption.
Adrish is working on zero waste in its operations which is a very unique initiative and many firms have now started adapting it. Since people are more inclined towards fresh and organic products and are moving away from artificial products to organic products. Adrish have completely organic stores and are providing every product that is organic in nature.
The founders of the business said: “ We were involved in organic farming and we used to supply organic products, during this time we observed that everything was plastically packed and plastic never decomposes, we also got the feedback from our customers that they don’t want the organic products wrapped in plastic, we also got to know about the later effects of plastic disposal on environment and how harmful it is, all of these factors inspire us to start a store like Adrish.”
Adrish's innovation is one-of-a-kind. Following the zero-waste and organic principles can greatly benefit society. Climate talks are taking place all over the world, implying that global warming awareness is growing by the day. This company has begun to take action in this regard.
The actions performed by this company today will not have immediate effects, but they will have a greater influence on the environment in the future. People are becoming more conscious of the importance of abandoning artificial items in favour of natural and organic alternatives. Adrish can serve as a one-stop shop for these types of clients.
The store was started in Pune in the year 2018, after that in 3 years, 16 more stores have been opened in different cities around the country. The number of employees directly associated with the store chain are 200.
All these things happened because the business is serving a good cause and also the customers are supporting the cause, they are promoting organic production and consumption. Adrish is associated with around 12000 farmers and is helping them by providing business opportunities and training. The store is expanding its product range and now provides almost everything a person needs in daily household routine. The store also supports self-help groups which comprise of 90% women.
Mr Gajendra Chowdhury, Co-Founder
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Pune, Maharashtra, IN
Business Website: https://adrish.co.in/
Year Founded: 2018
Number of Employees: 51 to 200
Adrish is India’s first zero waste organic store chain which allows everyone to embrace a green lifestyle. The multi-concept store houses an exclusive range of health foods and organic items. From unique spices to Ayurvedic powders such as neem, brahmi, arjuna, shatavari, giloy, shankpushpi, cinnamon, ginger powder could be found in Adrish. The store impacts farmers from the remote areas of Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and 11 other States.