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Kirloskar Brothers bags dual recognition from CII

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KBL Sanand plant awarded as an “Energy Efficient Unit” and receives prestigious ‘GreenCo Silver Rating’

Pune (Jan. 27, 2015): Kirloskar Brothers Limited, a global fluid management company, has been accorded with dual certification by CII. KBL’s Sanand plant has been recognised as a ‘Green Company’ by the Green Business Centre (GBC) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in compliance with its Green Company Rating System. The plant has also been rated as an “Energy Efficient Unit” at the 15th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2014.

The GreenCo rating systems is a pioneering initiative by CII to assess and analyse the green footprint of the company and helps them in defining the path forward. KBL’s Sanand unit secured the ‘Silver Rating’ in its first attempt on GreenCo for its leadership towards ecological sustainability, marking another landmark in company’s green initiatives.

Established in 2012, KBL’s Sanand plant in Gujarat has been recognised as an “Energy Efficient Unit” by CII for its contribution towards saving the ecosystem by following efficient Energy Management practices. The plant undertakes various projects for reduction in energy consumption like setting up solar run streetlights, solar power plant for operating utility blocks, using efficient compressors that turn off automatically and thus help in saving energy. Various programs are organised by Sanand Plant in order to create awareness amongst the employees for Energy Conservation. Energy monitoring is also one of the key practices implemented by Sanand Facility for various processes and equipment in order to reduce energy losses.

Commenting on the prestigious CII award, Mr C.H.Dobariya Sanand Plant Head, KBL said, “KBL has been adopting best practices for sustainable development and we are proud to be recognised yet again for our efforts towards energy efficiency. We are grateful that the CII has boosted the morale of our team with the dual accreditation. Our endeavour is to achieve higher ratings & serve our mother earth. Kirloskar Brothers Limited will surely pave way for establishing itself as a global benchmark for pump manufacturing companies going “Green”, thereby leaving an example for others to emulate”.

The state of the art manufacturing facility of KBL at Sanand produces energy efficient Bore well submersible pumps and caters to the markets across the Globe. The plant is spread across 14 acres of land with a built-up area of 8,500 square meters and has a strength of 170 employees.