Vaculug Appoints Taticchi as External Sustainability Advisor.


UK retreader Vaculug has announced that it has appointed Professor Paolo Taticchi as its Chief Sustainability Advisor.

New Sustainability Advisor Appointed

Taticchi, who is Professor in Strategy and Sustainability at University College London School of Management will work closely with Vaculug’s Chairman Harjeeve Kandhari to develop impactful sustainability initiatives.

Discussing his appointment, Taticchi commented: “What strikes me the most (about Vaculug) is the Chairman's authentic commitment to building a responsible, innovative and sustainable organisation that creates shared value. Discussing sustainability in the tyre manufacturing sector can be challenging, and unfortunately, many companies still do not prioritise this subject. I genuinely appreciate collaborating with Vaculug as they are not scared to engage with complex projects and focus on long-term decisions.”

Taticchi has helped Vaculug to define an ambitious sustainability strategy and is now helping the organisation to implement it. The roadmap comprises several complex projects, including achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, sustainability reporting and high-impact social projects.

“Vaculug is the first independent retreader in the world to align with the wider Tire Sector SDG Roadmap, which has been set by multinational companies. They are moving so fast with their agenda, that their achievements are already making headlines in the industry,” he concluded.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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