Skoda Auto Volkswagen India achieves IGBC Platinum rating for Green Manufacturing Warehouse

To obtain the Indian Green Building Council certification, organisations must dedicate at least 15% of their total area to greenery.

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Skoda Auto Volkswagen India achieves IGBC Platinum rating for Green Manufacturing Warehouse

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) has been recognised as the first automaker to receive the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Platinum certification in the Indian Automotive Industry in the owner-occupied category.

Built with sustainability in mind, SAVWIPL’s new Parts Expedition Center in Chakan, Pune will facilitate the export of CKD parts for assembly in Vietnam. Some of the key initiatives include optimal orientation for solar power generation, energy-efficient lighting and equipment, water conservation, effective waste management, and promoting a green mindset among employees. To obtain the Indian Green Building Council certification, organisations must dedicate at least 15% of their total area to greenery. Aligning with its sustainable goals, the company achieved this by integrating space-saving vertical gardens without compromising the capacity of the operational area. To reduce its carbon footprint, the center also uses electric vehicles and charging stations for internal logistics and operations.

Commenting on this achievement, Piyush Arora, Managing Director & CEO of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India said, “Sustainability is at the core of our operations, and this certification stands as a testament to our commitment towards environmental conservation. The Group’s Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar facility uses 100 percent Green Energy for car manufacturing, while up to 30 percent of the Pune plant’s total consumption is powered by Green Energy. With green initiatives like these across our facilities, we will be reinforcing our position as a sustainability-centric automotive company.”

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