The Godrej Agrovet Oil Palm Plantation (OPP) plant in Chintampalli has been honoured as “Excellent Energy Efficient Unit” at the 21st National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2020 based on its performance and achievement in energy efficiency. Their plant in Seethanagram was also honoured with the “CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2020” and recognised as an “Innovative Environmental Project” for their efforts in Waste Management earlier last month.
Over 99% of the plant’s energy comes from renewable sources and the plant sends no waste to landfill. All organic waste from the palm fruit bunches are either processed and reused in the plant boiler fuel (renewable energy) or sold off. Chintamppalli plant has also reduced its specific energy by 12% over three years through various energy efficiency masures.
Delighted by the recognition, Mr Nasim Ali, CEO, Godrej Agrovet, Oil Palm Plantations, said, “We ensure sustainability is at the core of any new technology investment. Driven by the desire to create a more inclusive and greener India, at Godrej, our initiatives are broadly classified under GOOD – Community CSR initiatives and GREEN – Environmental Sustainability Initiatives. We are honoured that our efforts have been recognised and hope that other companies in the sector replicate the process and help achieve a low-carbon economy.”
The Oil Palm Plantation business has been consistently honoured for Sustainable Environment Initiatives sectors for improving energy efficiency, thereby supporting India’s journey towards climate change mitigation and sustainable development.