There are thousands of companies and millions of share holders. At the end of each financial year, all these companies send their annual report to all their share holders.
They prepare the report with glossy design, photographs and fill it with lots of data which not many may understand, which [Sometimes] may not be even true[Sathyam]. May be many don't even bother to look at it. [ I just look at the compensation paid to board directors and the so called top brass][Shame on them, they do tell their compensations in print to millions of faceless strangers, but preach their employers not to discuss the paltry salaries with their colleague friends]
Think about the time, effort and more importantly money spent on this ritual.
Why not just send that as soft copy rather than the hard copy? Rather than the money saved[Dear India Posts, Sorry for the potential loss of revenue] think about the trees that would be saved by this.
So dear companies, stop bragging about how you are turning your offices in to paperless offices, how socially responsibly you are, how you are going green and saving the mother earth on PAPERS for which trees where cut down!
Update: Infy sends the report via e-mail for share holders who have updated their email in their DP account. Of course, still if you want to be a tree killer and need an hard copy you can opt in for that.
Thanks Pranav for enlightenment and softcopy :)