Hyundai Motor India Limited gets Tamil Nadu Green Award 2011-12 for energy efficient manufacturing

India’s largest passenger car exporter has been awarded the prestigious Green Award 2011-12 for sustainable and efficient manufacturing processes used by the company. HMIL has taken up a number of projects that are deemed healthy for systematic growth in the market as also for the environment on the whole.

Practices taken up by the company have resulted in lowered levels of pollution and dependence on government water supplies. The HMIL plant has a reverse osmosis project which helps to harvest and recycle water. The water tanks in the factory are capable of holding about 2.75 kilo liters of water.

Apart from being self sufficient in terms of water needs, the factory has also employed solar power sources, LED lights and the installation of auto switch of switches for most of its appliances and equipment. The Green Award is given to those companies who make it a point to care and safeguard the environment on a daily basis through use of renewable sources of energy.

India auto news release:  Govt. of Tamil Nadu awards Hyundai Motor India Limited for its initiatives on Environment

HMIL receives ‘Green Award 2011-12’

Hyundai Motor India Limited, the country’s largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Green Award’ in the large industries category (North Zone) for the year 2011-12 by the Tamil Nadu Government.

HMIL was felicitated for its sustainable water and energy efficient manufacturing practices.  HMI has undertaken several initiatives which have reduced environmental pollution and dependence on government sources for water.

The HMIL factory is a zero discharge plant where the used water is recycled by two Reverse Osmosis plants installed inside the factory to facilitate water reuse. HMIL’s 4 rain water harvesting ponds have a total capacity of 2.75 lakh kilo litres, thereby helping the factory to be fairly self-sufficient in its water requirements. HMIL has also adopted several energy conservation measures like solar water heater for canteens, Solar light pipe for office lighting, LED lights for streets, Automatic Switch off for many equipments including air conditioners, etc. and its target is to reduce energy consumption by 3-4 % annually.

The prestigious award, announced by the Government of Tamil Nadu, aims to recognize the initiatives taken by the industry in safeguarding the environment and encourages corporates to become more environmentally responsible.

The Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Selvi J. Jayalalithaa gave away the award to Mr. R. Sethuraman, Director-Finance & Corporate Affairs, at a function held in the State Secretariat today.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. R. Sethuraman, Director-Finance & Corporate Affairs,Hyundai Motor India Limited, said, “It is indeed an honour to be recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu for our efforts in environmental sustenance. HMIL has taken its responsibilities very seriously and encourages all stakeholders associated with it to practice environmentally sustainable practices; our initiatives have saved the company over rupees two crores in water bills”.