On the occasion of World Environment Day, Eaton announced that it has received global recognition of zero water discharge certification for its sites in Maharashtra, namely Nasik, Ahmednagar, and Ranjangaon. These efforts align with the company’s 2030 sustainability targets of certifying its some of it manufacturing facilities worldwide as zero-water discharge. To be deemed zero water discharge, sites must discharge less than two percent of their industrial wastewater.
From January 2019 to December 2020, Eaton has saved over 20 million litres of water in Nasik, Ahmednagar, and Ranjangaon. Through its various measures such as – regular maintenance of water tanks, repairing defective water pipes, ensuring minimum generation of effluents through continual improvements and theme kaizens; Eaton continuously strives to fulfill its communal responsibility towards water management.
Shailendra Shukla, Managing Director, Vehicle Group India, Eaton said, “It is our responsibility to use water wisely to help save our planet and the lives that resides in it. We need to focus on reducing our carbon impact and optimizing the operational footprint to support Eaton’s Global 2030 sustainability targets.”
Measures implemented at the Ranjangaon plant earned it a “GreenCo Gold” rating from India’s Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre works, which works with stakeholders to promote industry “green” practices and offer advisory services on the conservation of natural resources. To earn the rating, the facility had to score 75-90 percent in all GreenCo rating parameters.
Globally, Eaton is working to reduce carbon emissions from its operations by half, lower product and supply chain emissions, and certify all manufacturing sites as zero-waste-to-landfill to reduce its environmental footprint. To meet these environmental objectives, it is adopting innovative technologies, including solar panels, motorized windows for natural ventilation, reflective roofs for low solar gain and a daylight-harvesting system that uses natural light to minimize energy consumption.