ABB India has announced that it has been conferred with the 9th Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Green Champion Award under the category of ‘Pioneer in large scale adoption of Green Factory Buildings in India.’ The annual Green Champion Award is the most prestigious honour bestowed by IGBC, part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to recognise and honour organisations that have embraced sustainable goals and have the potential to inspire others, thereby advancing the Green Building Movement in India.
IGBC has certified four out of ABB India’s five manufacturing locations as green. With the green factory building approach, ABB India is further strengthening its existing environmental initiatives based on leadership in energy and environmental design and IGBC requirements to make all its plants and offices more sustainable.
ABB India was felicitated at the IGBC Leadership Awards Programme, part IGBCs’ flagship event – the 20th Green Building Congress, in Hyderabad.
This award is a testimony to ABB’s commitment towards a low-carbon future. Four out of its five manufacturing locations have been certified as Green Factory Buildings by IGBC. ABB intend is to adopt sustainable ways not only for its own processes and buildings, but to also partner with its suppliers, customers, and distributors in helping them achieve their sustainability goals.
Aligned with its global 2030 sustainability strategy, ABB is actively enabling a low-carbon society as well as working with its customers and suppliers to implement sustainable practices across its value chain and the lifecycle of its products and solutions. All of ABB India’s manufacturing and office locations utilise renewable electricity reducing more than 80 per cent of overall carbon emissions, supporting their commitment towards carbon neutral operation. ABB India has improved water recyclability by around 25 per cent in the third quarter of 2022 as compared to last year, resulting in a reduction in freshwater withdrawal from the company’s overall water footprint to contribute towards establishing a water positive/neutral premises. The company recycles roughly 95 per cent of waste generated across all their facilities within their grounds to satisfy long-term sustainability targets of zero waste to landfill.