Modification in the product portfolio and industrial waste and energy management form vital components of our greening initiatives as part of 'Responsible Care'.
As a 'Responsible Care Company', we strive for product stewardship. Accordingly, we are striving for a green product portfolio. We are gradually replacing high mammalian toxic products with more products having 'Blue' and 'Green' attributes. Also, we are replacing the hydrocarbon solvents used in the formulations with water for a greener environment and safe usage.
The deployment of various energy-saving, conservation and solvent-reduction initiatives forms the fulcrum of our efforts towards reducing our carbon footprint.
'Project Sunshine' is a significant milestone in our journey towards fulfilling 50 per cent of our energy needs through renewable sources. A 4.4 MWp solar power plant was established at Dahej in 2015. The total power generated from this project, will be for captive consumption of the Ankleshwar and Dahej units. The power evacuation, at 11/66KV, is wheeled to the respective DISCOMS through a long-term open access agreement with the Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited. Based on the climatic simulation data, 'Project Sunshine' is expected to generate around 7.5 million units energy per annum.
Besides, the extensive use of solar lights in our plants, installation of an integrated power project (solar and wind) in a village near Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, and construction of green building work in Ankleshwar unit are a few of the projects through which we are further mitigating our carbon footprint.