Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) received coveted GreenCo Star Performer Award at the 8th edition of CII GreenCo Summit. Honda’s manufacturing plant at Narsapura industrial estate in Karnataka was recognized with the award for its environmental sustainable initiatives.
Narsapura Plant has reduced its water consumption by more than 80,000 KL per year by the process of recycling and reuse. The manufacturing plant has also saved around 52.8 Million kWh per year through on-site and off-site solar energy utilization. In addition to this, several initiatives such as solar dishes, solar sludge drying, waste heat recovery and cohesive painting contribute towards reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Out of the 11 green-rated companies to receive this award across all industries, Honda 2Wheelers India is the first and only two wheeler manufacturer to receive this recognition.
V Sridhar, Group VP & Director, Manufacturing, HMSI said, “We are very happy that our efforts towards a greener environment have been recognized by CII. This award will further encourage us to explore and research about more avenues to go green.”
Wins 4 more awards
In addition to this, Honda’s Narsapura Manufacturing facility has also bagged two prominent recognitions – ‘Most Innovative Project’ award and ‘Most Useful Project’ award at the 6th edition of CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2019, organised in association with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The award was presented for Narsapura’s project on ‘Approach towards net zero factory on water and energy’.
Making its debut at the awards, Honda’s Tapukara(Rajasthan) plant got recognition for ‘Most Innovative EnvironmentProject’ award and ‘Most Useful Environment Project’ award for its ‘Geothermal Air-Conditioning Cooling’.
Honda’s Narsapura and Tapukara manufacturing plants were among top three winners of ‘Most Useful Project’ award. Total nine companies all across India received the ‘Most Innovative Project’ award at the Summit.