Volkswagen India was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation at the International Conference on “Promoting Water Use Efficiency in Urban Sector to Address Climate Change” held earlier this month at New Delhi. This honours the exemplary efforts on the organisation’s part. Its Think Blue. Factory. initiative for sustainable and environment friendly car production has taken the needs of the environment into consideration so that its operations remain as green as possible.
The recognition came basically because of the good work being done at Volkswagen India’s facility at Pune, Maharashtra. This plant happens to be a part of the Think Blue. Factory. Strategy. Volkswagen India adopted several methods such as recycling industrial water and reusing it in the vehicle production and assembly process. Also installed at this factory are special faucets that lower the consumption of fresh water by as much as 75%. This facility has also achieved a reduction of 6.4% in specific CO2 emissions and 5.5% in specific energy consumption.
The conference was organized by CII-Triveni Water Institute along with the United States Agency for International Development India as partners. Mr. Umesh Benkalkar, from Think Blue. Factory. Project initiative, received the certificate during this conference on behalf of Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd.