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Godrej Appliances sets new benchmark in green manufacturing

True to its core value of environment, Godrej Appliances, a business of Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group and one of India’s leading players in home appliances, is the first brand in India to receive the prestigious “GreenCo Platinum Plus” certification by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). CII’s GreenCo Platinum Plus is designed to measure a company’s green performance and is the highest recognition for any company for its efforts towards efficient utilization of resources like energy, water and raw materials and in reducing the impact of its products on the environment through Life Cycle Assessment and Product Stewardship. This certification was awarded to both its manufacturing units – based in Shirwal (near Pune, Maharashtra) and Mohali (Punjab).

Both manufacturing units have taken the brand’s sustainability efforts to the next level, serving as a model for sustainability excellence. A logical extension for getting a GreenCo Platinum Plus rating after being the first to get the Platinum rating for the processes, these facilities are in true sense comprehensively ‘green’. 

Some of the salient features that contributed towards making both these units platinum plus certified are:

  • 13% reduction in manufacturing units’ energy consumption over the last 4 years,
  • 50%Renewable energy share in the manufacturing units
  • Online monitoring of energy and water consumption to ensure efficient utilization of resources 
  • Both manufacturing units are Water Positive (recharging more than 100% water to the ground than drawn) through reuse of wastewater and rainwater harvesting systems
  • 0 Waste to Landfill” is achieved for all hazardous waste through reduction and recycling
  • Process Benchmarking is done across different industries, keeping in mind the best practices
  • Treating suppliers as an extension of plant and handholding them through ‘Supplier Cluster” for the greening of the entire supply chain. All suppliers were mentored on how they can improve their environment friendliness quotient. 52 suppliers are GreenCo certified already 

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Kamal Nandi, Business Head & EVP, Godrej Appliances said, “We are delighted to have received this certification from a prestigious body like CII. This certification is a testimony of the efforts put in by Godrej Appliances to be eco-friendly in all our initiatives. For us, environment is a value that has been ingrained in our corporate DNA since our very inception. We believe that it is our duty as responsible manufacturers to pave the way for sustainable manufacturing in the industry. Both of our manufacturing facilities are a living example of this belief.” 

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