What does sustainability mean to Multiplex
We believe in the statement, “Earth has enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” So, we ensure our action in any area will not affect the outcomes of other areas. In other words, sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We at Multiplex believe that there are three pillars of sustainability, namely: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, and social sustainability. Sustainability refers to being responsible for future generations.
As an India-based company, why do you partner with Green Seal?
We are in a global village today. LPG (Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization) opened a huge space for every sector in the global market. Hence it is important to have global recognition for a product which is new to many parts of the world.
Understanding that Green Seal certification is the highest benchmark of ecolabelling a product can achieve, we obviously opted for it. We are happy that our products have been thoroughly evaluated and met the standards of Green Seal. We at Multiplex feel extremely proud to have partnered with Green Seal.
A global customer may connect to the certifications to be confident about product quality. Green Seal certification gives us a competitive advantage over others in the marketplace.
Has the pandemic created any challenges or opportunities for Multiplex?
The pandemic has created a challenge for the whole world. It has had a huge impact not only on health and wellbeing, but also on our societies, economies, and politics worldwide.
With the outbreak of the pandemic, people have started focusing more on cleanliness and hygiene. Hence, this pandemic created an opportunity for us to serve our nation with innovative, bio-organic cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products. We developed these products by exploring nature’s own technique of cleansing and sanitizing.
Our parent company, Multiplex Bio-tech Pvt. Ltd., developed Multiplex Shuddi, a bio-organic product and one-stop solution for cleaning homes, offices, vehicles, public areas, water bodies, swimming pools, and more. Manufactured in both powder and liquid form, Shuddi is a microbial consortium containing proprietary metabolites of naturally occurring beneficial microbes that are extremely efficient in digesting both organic waste (food waste, dead plant, animal waste, manures) and hydrocarbons (oils, grease and certain herbicides and pesticides) by secreting enzymes.
What product, innovation or accomplishment are you most proud of from a sustainability standpoint?
Among the range of innovative bio-organic products developed by our R&D team, we are very proud of Shuddi Multipurpose Liquid. This innovative product is a bio-product with a blend of enzymes, organic acids, and natural cleansers produced during the natural fermentation process. This product can be used for cleaning floors, toilets, and animal sheds. Regular use of Shuddi Multipurpose Liquid eliminates bad odor, repels insect vectors like mosquitos and flies, removes dirt and stains, kills harmful germs, and keeps the applied area clean and hygienic for a longer period. It also keeps livestock living areas hygienic and healthy.
From a sustainability point of view, we are proud to say that the water used to clean the floor with Shuddi can be used for your plants. Indiscriminate use of harsh chemicals for cleaning has led to pollution of groundwater and water bodies. This motivates us to develop bio-organic products in the hygiene sector in order to reduce the impact and adverse effects of these harsh cleaning chemicals.
Anything else you’d like to share?
As part of the global market, we wish to explore and engage our R&D to research, innovate, and invent need-based products that benefit people across the world.
Green Seal is a global non-profit whose certification mark is a universal symbol that a product, cleaning service or facility meets the highest benchmark of health and environmental leadership.