Oct 17
L&T Lab Sets Record
L&T Lab Sets Record
Setting and breaking records is a way of life at L&T. One of its recent achievements has entered the Asia Book of Records and the India Book of Records.
L&T GeoStructure’s Geotechnical Laboratory at Surat, set up for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR), aka the Bullet Train, has become the record-holder as Asia’s largest geotechnical testing laboratory in terms of soil test types and volume.
Mr Shailesh Patel (Adjudicator - Asia Book of Records)presented the medals and certificates to Mr R Nakkiran (Head - Special Projects), Mr S N Rajan, (Head - Quality), Ms Ratna Mishra (DGM - HR) and team in a felicitation ceremony held at the Soil Testing Laboratory in Surat on 8 June.
The record-breaking laboratory undertakes geotechnical investigation along the 237-km stretch of the MAHSR C4 package. It covers 2,450 boreholes across five sections under difficult terrain conditions and testing of the soil samples.
The laboratory is equipped with automatic and digital testing equipment with accuracies meeting all the mandated provisions.
A typical geotechnical testing laboratory incorporates a single triaxial and consolidation set-up each for testing engineering properties. This lab, on the other hand, has 100 times that capacity! Housing 140 automatic triaxial and 350 automatic consolidation equipment, it is designed and equipped to conduct 3,500 tests a day.
The lab is manned by 180 specially trained technicians who conduct and record the test data that is evaluated, interpreted, and reported by 20 qualified and experienced geotechnical engineers to ensure accuracy and reliability.
Established in July 2021, the lab has tested over 3-lakh disturbed and 14,000 undisturbed soil samples. Disturbed soil samples are those whose natural structure gets changed during the sampling process; undisturbed soil samples are those that retain their natural structure and water content during sampling.
Run in a factory mode, the laboratory’s activities are largely mechanised and standardised to ensure optimum usage of manhours and reduce human error.
Oct 15
Growing a Record
Growing a Record
Despite the tremendous need for tree plantation drives, the news of such initiatives often sounds cliched! But what if a tree plantation drive sets a record!
Well, a tree plantation drive undertaken by L&T’s Water & Effluent Treatment (WET) vertical has entered the India Book of Records for the highest number of saplings planted by an organisation in one hour.
WET’s Urban Water & Water Management arm carried out the drive at Shri Channakeshava Government Polytechnic in Karnataka’s Bankapur on 17 May. WET volunteers planted 800 saplings of different species to create a mini forest on the Polytechnic campus. The drive commenced at 11.01 am and was homed in at 12 noon.
L&T's WET arm, implementing the 24×7 Hubballi-Dharwad Water Supply Project, undertook the plantation drive under its CSR initiatives. It had collaborated with the Polytechnic and the Inner Wheel Club of Hubli West for this.

Oct 15
Happy Minds
Happy Minds
So far as employee satisfaction is concerned, Mindtree is going places! The company recently  picked  up  three  prestigious honours that testify its vibrant and inclusive workplace.
Mindtree has been recognised as Great Place to Work-Certified™ in India for 2022-23. This is the second consecutive year that it has received the prestigious certification for building a high-trust, high-performance culture.
Mindtree received a high score on the Trust Index© with a large percentage of the respondents rating it 4 or 5 on a 5-point scale in response to 59 statements of the survey. The company earned high scores for each of the five dimensions of Trust Index – credibility of management, respect for people, fairness at the workplace, pride, and camaraderie between people.
Elated by the recognition, Mindtree CEO & MD Mr Debashis Chatterjee says that the Great Place to Work® certification – considered the gold standard for workplace excellence globally – is as much a testament to Mindtree’s purpose-driven, people-focused culture as it is a celebration of the passion, dedication, and perseverance of the employees.
“What  makes the certification even more special is that it is based on the feedback of Mindtree Minds, who sustain and  enrich  our differentiated culture every single day through their single-minded focus and determination,” adds Mr Chatterjee.
In addition to this, Mindtree also recently earned two coveted awards for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I). The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry(ASSOCHAM) has adjudged the company first runner-up in the ‘Best Employer for Women’ category and the second runner-up in the ‘Best Employer for Policies on Diversity & Inclusion’ category among organisations with more than 5000 employees.

The honours came Mindtree’s way in ASSOCHAM’s prestigious Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards. It was chosen from nearly 100 nominations across sectors for its integrated approach to D&I at the workplace.
Through its various inclusive employee engagement initiatives, policies, programmes, and career charters, Mindtree has successfully established an environment of respect, belongingness, empowerment, and progress for every individual, and in turn, turning itself into a much sought-after destination for professionals.

Oct 15
High-Five from Honda
High-Five from Honda
LTI won the Supplier of the Year award at the Honda Indirect Procurement Supplier Conference hosted in Dublin in June. LTI also won the Challenging Spirit award for the third year in a row.
The Challenging Spirit title recognises commitment to Honda’s core value of embracing a challenging spirit above and beyond expectations to ensure the success and/or delivery of a service, product, or a project.
“We are truly proud of this recognition, and what makes it even more special is that we have won it in the 10th year of our relationship with Honda as a strategic IT partner. We will stay committed as a prime partner to Honda, by providing innovative solutions to meet their growth requirements,” says an elated Mr Rohit Kedia (Chief Business Officer – Manufacturing and Consulting Services, LTI).
Honda cited LTI as ‘representing the best of the best’, outperforming all the others in the key business characteristics of quality, cost, delivery as well as safety and service.
Since 2012, LTI and Honda have been strategic partners across applications management services and major IT programmes. The partnership also extends to data & analytics, SAP S/4HANA and Salesforce implementation. LTI has supported more than 450 applications, handled 70+ development and consulting projects while supporting 65,000+ users.
LTI received the India Impact Award 2022 in the ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership’ category at the India Sustainability Conclave by Socio Story at New Delhi in June.
This award affirms LTI’s commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce under the ‘LTI Belong’ programme and empowers women in the communities in which it operates through various societal initiatives. In FY 21-22, more than 50% of LTI’s CSR beneficiaries were marginalised women.

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