Choices we make today will impact our future, and thus the sustainability of the rubber industry.
P.K. Mohamed, chief adviser of research and development of Apollo Tyres Ltd., delivered that message during his keynote address to open the ACS Rubber Division's 185th Technical Meeting and Educational Symposium in Louisville, Ky. The three-day event was held March 24-26.
“It is our responsibility to provide a healthy, clean, safe and sustainable lifestyle for our future generations for which they will be thankful to us,” Mohamed said. “Choices will be made today that will determine the course for the future.”
Mohamed said we should make choices that will sustain our environment, society and economy.
“Let all stakeholders put our hands together and commit to this,” he said. “Let's change our attitude and approach to achieve the same results.”
Change, Mohamed said, is the most important element to sustainability: “Change in our approach, change in our attitude, and change in our commitment. Change is difficult to process, but it is inevitable in a sustainable world,” he said.