Godrej Appliances’ Mohali manufacturing unit awarded the “Green Factory Platinum” certification by IGBC
The plant received the highest recognition for efforts towards energy efficient and environment friendly facility
Mumbai: Godrej Appliances, India’s leading player in the home appliances segment, received the prestigious “Green Factory Platinum” certification by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). This certification was awarded to Godrej Appliances’ manufacturing unit based in Mohali, Punjab. IGBC Green Factory Platinum is the highest recognition for any manufacturing company for its efforts towards developing an energy efficient, water efficient, healthy, more productive and environmentally friendly facilities.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Kamal Nandi, Business Head & EVP, Godrej Appliances said, “We are extremely happy and proud to have received this certification from a prestigious body like IGBC. This certification is a testimony of the efforts put in by Godrej to be eco-friendly in all our initiatives. Godrej is known as a pioneer and innovator in the field of appliances for good and green products like CFC-Free Refrigerators, Greenest Air Conditioners, energy efficient appliances and many others. We have been thought leaders when it comes to Sustainability, 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 to be responsible manufacturers, paving the way for sustainable manufacturing in the industry. The Godrej Appliances Mohali Plant is a living example of this belief.”
Mr. Hussain Shariyarr, Manufacturing Head and Senior VP, shared, “Our manufacturing unit situated in Mohali has taken the brand’s sustainability efforts to the next level, serving as a model for sustainability excellence. A logical extension for getting green building rating after being the first to get the platinum rating for our processes, our Mohali facility is in true sense comprehensively ‘green‘, with plant building and processes in place. It was the right time for the certification as the location has added a new factory shed and is expanding its production capacities. We are really proud of this new panorama of sustainability.
Apart from the mandatory pre-requisites, the evaluation was done on five environmental categories defined by IGBC which included – Site Selection & Planning, Water Conservation, Energy Conservation, Material Conservation and Indoor Environmental Quality & Occupational Health plus one category of Innovation in Design.
The salient features that made Mohali plant stand out were:
The Godrej Appliances Mohali Plant which has been widely acknowledged as a model manufacturing entity, thoroughly impressed the IGBC ‘Green Factory Building’ Assessor, Dr. Shivraj Dhaka, who had the following to say: “More than a factory, I found enriched Bio-Diversity in the campus, a supplement that differentiated my experience of visiting an industrial unit.”
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