We are committed to the environment by creating innovative solutions to minimize impact and optimize resource conservation. 'Alternative thinking', one of our Rise Pillars continues to enable us to unearth effective ways of conserving and optimising the finite natural resources bequeathed to us. We strongly believe that ecology and economics are not contradictory, but complementary to each other. Hence, we consider environmental efficiency as a business competency and invest time and money to enhance this efficiency.
The great aspect of our business is that increase in power generation not only increases the economic benefits of our client but, being solar power, it also reduces the GHG emissions of our country while strengthening our energy security. We measure our environmental performance on absolute as well as specific consumption. The specific consumption is calculated by dividing absolute consumption by a denominator. For our business MWh i.e. Mega Units of Power Generation is our denominator.
Our Power Generation of over 700990 MWh this year has led to the reduction of close to 7.22lakh Tons of CO2 emissions. We have also consistently been measuring our GHG emissions through means of our Paper consumption and Travel. Not only have we been consistently measuring our emissions, we have been actively driving initiatives to restrict the rate of their increase vis-a-vis the rate of increase in our production.
Go Paperless initiative at Mahindra Susten
In our endless efforts to become the most sustainable company, we have taken a mission to reduce our paper consumption. By go paperless, our mission is to minimize all printing except those required for compliance. The top driven approach supported by group of self-motivated employees has always helped us to delegate it into various departments. As a first step department wise paper consumption was monitored & communicated to the respective heads. Paper guzzlers were identified and processes were analysed. Brain storming was done and suitable projects were undertaken by all departments. With all these initiatives we have recorded a reduction of 75 % in paper consumption since 2014-15. Few of our initiatives in this direction was:
Identification of all processes wherein paper consumption is not part of any compliance, for eg. Employee claims, reports, discussions with print outs. Lots of sessions & communication forums were used to change people’s mind-set. Later on our printers were synced with all laptops & employee wise paper tracking could be done. All HOD’s were now aware regarding their department’s paper consumption & any reason for deviations were noted. These deviations are discussed internally for immediate actions.
- Deploy Business excellence tools
- Process re engineering
- Testing and training
- Continuous improvement