Igatpuri, Dec 4 (IBNS): The Mahindra Group took a big step forward in its commitment to becoming Carbon Neutral by 2040, with its Igatpuri manufacturing plant recently becoming India’s first Carbon Neutral manufacturing facility.
This was certified by Bureau Veritas (India) Pvt. Ltd. a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC).
Vijay Kalra CEO - Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd. & Chief Manufacturing Operations at Mahindra and Mahindra Limited, said, “This is the first plant within the Mahindra Group to be certified as carbon neutral. We have been able to achieve this through energy efficiency, a sharp focus on the use of renewable energy and the planting of trees to absorb residual carbon.”
Mahindra & Mahindra was the first company in the world to commit to doubling its energy productivity by 2030, signing on to The Climate Group’s EP100 program. Using energy efficient lighting, efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), motors and heat recovery projects, M&M has doubled the energy productivity of its automotive business almost 12 years ahead of schedule.
Of the achievement Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group added, “Through the work we are doing on carbon neutrality we are not only responding on the climate change challenge but our work also results in improved efficiency, innovation and more importantly delivers on the business case for sustainability.”