Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our manufacturing
Our CO2 emissions per tonne of production in 2015 reduced by 42% compared to the 2008 baseline.
Several initiatives rolled out by our units to conserve energy include increase in biogenic fuel firing in boilers and hot air generators by 11% (in tonnes of biomass) in 2015 compared to 2014, heat recovery from gasses generated from boilers and hot air generators, installation of LED, solar powered lights and wind turbo ventilators for raw materials and finished goods ware-houses, day-light harvesting and energy audits for continuous improvement.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport
Innovative and strategic changes in the logistics network have changed the way we look at distribution. We have redesigned our networks, and increased direct despatch from factories to customers. Our Design to Distribute project focuses on realigning product packs, changing their case configuration and design to optimise the space utilised for loading and packing. This has increased truck utilisation by 200 bps and reduced kilometres travelled. We have also redesigned our secondary packaging, which has reduced gross weight of products that are loaded onto trucks.
These initiatives have resulted in over 2% reduction in CO2 emissions from our logistics network in 2015.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from refrigeration
We have continued to roll out environment-friendly freezer cabinets that use hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants. There are currently 43,000 freezers with HC technology in our fleet in India.
Reduce energy consumption in our offices
Some of the energy reduction initiatives in our offices include installation of solar panels on terraces to provide electricity to office area and power to streetlights; retrofit fluorescent lamps with LED lamps and pull cord switches for office lighting; dedicated chiller for after-office hour operation of certain blocks for optimum loading; installation of split units at guest rooms for managing lean occupancy; and usage of occupancy sensors at guest floor corridors. These initiatives have helped in reducing cost and making our offices environment friendly.
Reduce employee travel
Video conferencing facilities have eased travel requirements of our employees thereby reducing the impact of employee travel on the environmental footprint. In 2015, over 5,000 meetings were held making use of the tele-presence facility.