CHENNAI: Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd. an industry leader in energy efficient solutions for refrigeration, HVAC, heavy industries and district energy has announced that it will be implementing the Miyawaki method of afforestation in its campus as a part its initiative to promote sustainability on World Environment Day.
Through the initiative, the company is focused on creating over 1000 sqm. of forest area in a year in various small patches spread across the campus.
The Miyawaki method of afforestation/planting trees involves the planting of different types of trees close together at varying heights in order to increase the green cover within a small area.
In its first phase, the various saplings that have been planted at the Danfoss campus include Honge, Indian lilac, Scholar Tree (Devil Tree), Jambolan (Java plum), Almond Tree, Indian Tulip, Gulmugar, Neem Tree, Peepal Tree and Camel Foot Tree.
This 50-acre campus currently has over 4000 trees and several other green initiatives, which made it India’s first LEED Platinum Rated constructed manufacturing campus.
For this year’s World Environment Day, the company also had tree plantation by new employees, inauguration of a herbal garden, distribution of herbal saplings and more to reaffirm its commitment to the environment.
A member of UN Global Compact, Danfoss has always been committed to the environment and has been undertaking several CSR & Sustainability initiatives over the years. The company has also been actively engaged in several campaigns and activities that reduce carbon footprints in and around its campus.
Currently, they are also in the process of cleaning up a waterbody near their Oragadam Campus to help the local community have access to clean water within their village.