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PUN: On the occasion of World Environment Day (WED), Suzlon Group, India’s leading wind turbine manufacturer, marked the day with several environment protection initiatives aligned to UNEP’s WED 2015 theme of Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care. Environment Sustainability is at the core of Suzlon group’s philosophy and vision to ‘Power a greener tomorrow’.
Suzlon is contributing towards mitigating risks of climate change with its clean technologies and wind energy installations worldwide. On WED, Suzlon organized myriad of activities across all its office locations to enhance awareness on environment protection. The activities were undertaken to encourage employees to adapt to green practices as a way of life for a better & greener tomorrow. Suzlon Group headquarters ‘One Earth’ located in Pune bears testimony to the group’s focus on environment sustainability. ‘One Earth’ is LEED certified and one of the greenest corporate campus in the world with Platinum level certification.
Tulsi Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon Group said, “The well-being of humanity, the environment and the functioning of the economy depends upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. And yet, evidence is building that people are consuming far more natural resources than what the planet can sustainably provide. We all need to preserve our today for a brighter tomorrow. Choosing to make a sustainable tomorrow and environment conservation forms the core of our business model. World Environment day is not merely an event for us at Suzlon, but a continuous endeavor to ensure the importance of sustainable development. I firmly believe that responsible usage of our natural resources is the only way to achieve sustainability.”
Suzlon’s CSR approach is focused on five capitals of development- Natural Capital, Human Capital, Social Capital, Physical Capital and Financial Capital. Natural Capital aims at increasing availability & quality of soil, water, air, flora and fauna. The initiatives undertaken by Suzlon Group have had the following positive impact so far:
65,749 CuM water conserved due to water conservation methods and 300 wells recharged
1.21 million trees planted
33.5 hectare land around turbines has brought under conjunctive use, 170 tonnes of grass gown
Over 3,627 ha land treated for conservation
83,803 kg solid waste recycled improving the environment, 71CBOs combating climate changes
20 villages free of organic and plastic waste in Baroda SEZ
1394 farmers have adopted organic farming
Suzlon group’s vision to preserve as well as expand the green blanket cover through it’s over 14,000 MW wind energy installation globally and CSR initiatives, is testimony of Suzlon Group’s commitment to contribute towards a sustainable ecosystem for the future. Apart from being a technology leader, Suzlon prides itself in championing the cause of sustainable energy thus creating a lasting and harmonious environment.
The Suzlon Group is a leading wind turbine manufacturer in India having a global presence with spread extending across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America. With over two decades of operating history, the group has a cumulative installations of over 14 GW of wind energy capacity, operations across over 17 countries, a workforce of over 6,900 and a vertically integrated, low-cost, manufacturing base, and strong in house R&D set up in Germany, Netherlands, Denmark and India. Suzlon has over 8600 MW of cumulative installations in India which is the largest in the country. The Group – headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India – comprises Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries.
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