Bangalore: Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB), one of India’s largest FMCG companies has announced that 14 out of its total 18 factories have now achieved 100% LED lighting. On average, this measure would help HCCB accomplish a significant reduction of approx 25 lakh units per annum in energy consumption. This shall further help in reducing the emission of around 20 lakh kg of carbon dioxide per annum, which is equivalent to the reduction in carbon footprint achieved by 80,000 trees every year.
This significant milestone has been accomplished in phases by installing LED lights across factories. Aiming to save the usage of electricity by 50 percent, HCCB is continuously working to meet all its energy needs through green and clean fuel by 2020. The work involved replacing all existing panel lights, high bay lights, flameproof lights, tube lights and high mast lights installed in different working zones such as shop floors, administration building, godowns, warehouses, canteens, office corridors, and open areas.
“We are spearheading towards 100% LED across all factories by the end of this year and are delighted with the progress that we’ve made so far. Apart from the LED lighting project, HCCB has also undertaken several initiatives towards renewable & Clean energy utilization, resulting in more than 60% of the South Region plant’s energy is from solar, wind power, Bio-Mass and CNG”, said Dinesh Jadhav, Executive Director, Supply Chain, HCCB Pvt Ltd.
In line with its commitment to sustainable production, HCCB has adopted several initiatives including the adoption of briquettes (made out of farming waste like groundnuts and coconut shells) and CNG Fuel to operate boilers. Establishment of solar rooftops, energy-efficient technology and more prominent investment in high-speed manufacturing lines, are a few of the other examples.