26 Aug 2020
A large part of our culture here at Tata Motors involves taking steps towards creating a better environment. A few of these steps involve measures to conserve water and energy, reduce emissions, and increase our country’s green cover. Over the years the effects of climate change have become more prominent, and hence we have fervently taken to save the environment. For two consecutive years, India has received lesser than average monsoons which has affected close to 330 million people. This has resulted in an acute drought in some parts of the country. Today as a water-stressed nation, it falls upon every individual to take measures in order to save water in every way possible. Against this background, we at Tata Motors, guided by our Environmental Policy, Climate Change Policy and Environmental Procurement Policy, have focused on creating a better environment through several well-thought-out plans and schemes.
Our manufacturing plants are located at Jamshedpur, Lucknow, Pantnagar, Pune, Sanand and Dharwad. At these plants, we have several key water conservation programs, one of which aims at increasing water use efficiency. In order to achieve this, we made a few changes like:
At present, India captures only eight per cent of its annual rainfall. We at Tata Motors, have realized the importance of rainwater harvesting and hence, have created large artificial lakes where the runoff rainwater from our plants is collected. To further this initiative, at every plant we have taken a few measures:
We are taking small steps to save our planet and we’re taking them fast. Through our efforts, a total of 9, 82,152 m3 of water was conserved in FY’19, which amounts to 13.8% of total water consumption and 3,27,616 m3 of water in FY’20. Lastly, we are proud to say that all our sites have obtained CII-GreenCo Rating, and 2 plants have achieved Platinum rating in FY 2018-19.