Domestic automaker Tata Motors today announced that its Sanand and Pantnagar plants have been awarded Platinum Certification at Confederation of Indian Industry's GreenCo Summit 2018 held at Chennai.
The coveted certification was based on the recently concluded assessment by a two-step evaluation process based on ten environmental parameters such as Water Management, Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Green Supply Chain, Life Cycle Assessment, GHG mitigation, Product Stewardship, Material Conservation, Recycling and Recyclability, Renewable Energy and Others.
The team of Sanand Plant was lauded for their learning attitude and the efforts towards various green initiatives including considerable amount of renewable energy consumption (around 30%), significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption per car. The Sanand team has undertaken various environment-friendly measures such as sending more than 94 percent of hazardous waste to cement companies for co-processing (as a fuel), plantation activities and water conservation for communities through ground water recharging and desilting of the village ponds.
During assessment at the Pantnagar plant, the team found the plant to be meeting global benchmarks in some of the parameters like Waste Management and Life Cycle Assessment with an overall improvement in scores over previous years. The Pantnagar Plant team was appreciated for displaying excellent leadership from the top, the commitment to go green and the exemplary efforts put in by the team, throughout the assessment process.
Satish Borwankar, chief operating officer, Tata Motors commended the efforts undertaken by hardworking teams and said “Tata Motors is immensely proud of both teams which displayed exceptional leadership skills, innovation and a solid commitment towards the ‘Go Green’ project. This achievement is a milestone for Tata Motors in the journey towards the vision of creating a sustainable future. We will continue to encourage more employees at Tata Motors to contribute and continue to work towards making our world a better and greener place to live in.”