How does the theme of the future fit into the Covestro identity?
, one of our most recognisable mottos, reflects Covestro
’s principles towards the future and defines our goals: to have the courage to dare and think in new and different ways in order to find innovative solutions. The Covestro vision is global and focuses on the future, we proudly support the UN in terms of sustainability projects, even more so when they involve young people from all over the world when providing an opportunity to exchange interesting ideas.
Arpit Dhupar, Young Champion of the Earth 2018 for the Asia-Pacific region, visited the Covestro headquarters in Leverkusen, how did the meeting go?
Meeting Arpit Dhupar
has shown that young people have the energy, enthusiasm and skills to contribute significantly when researching new methods to reconcile development and sustainability. The 25-year-old Arpit Dhupar works on a project whose aim is to limit some specific types of emissions from diesel generators and is already among the 30 most influential young entrepreneurs according to Forbes magazines’s annual ranking. As part of the inno.talks Covestro, he talked to his employees and collaborators about his scientific and entrepreneurial path explaining how his company, Chakr Innovation, developed Chakr Shield for diesel generators, because, without reducing their efficiency, the company managed to reduce the emission of fine dust by almost 90%. Not only that: the powders are collected and reused to produce non-polluting ink.
How can you become the new Arpit Dhupar?
To take advantage of this opportunity you should present your project by 31 March 2019 through this direct link in the UN Environment section http://web.unep.org/youngchampions//
. An international panel of judges will select the 7 best projects which will become the Young Champions of the Earth 2019. We are looking for people who have the desire, courage and knowledge to see beyond the difficulties and rethink the relationship between a man and the environment: we are convinced that the world is full of young people with these qualities and Young Champions of the Earth is the best platform of exposure. As Covestro’s CEO Dr. Markus Steilemann
said, over two years, Young Champions of the Earth have demonstrated that the new generations are truly committed to secure a better future for the planet, a passion which is widely shared by Covestro. Steilemann underlined that this global competition is a fantastic platform for young professionals who want to see their dreams become reality. Let’s make the world a better and more sustainable place!