Judging by the number of large, small and mid-size Indian companies that are setting the trend with green initiatives, India is serious about building environmental sustainability into her business practices. The following companies who made it to the list of top 10 green Indian companies prove the statistics right!
Suzlon One Earth Global Headquarters in Pune - India’s greenest building
The world’s fourth largest wind-turbine maker is among the greenest and best Indian companies in India. Tulsi Tanti, the visionary behind Suzlon, convinced the world that wind is the energy of the future and built his factory in Pondicherry to run entirely on wind power. Suzlon’s corporate building is the most energy-efficient building ever built in India.
ITC Papekraft’s premium range of eco-friendly business paper
ITC strengthened their commitment to green technologies by introducing ‘ozone-treated elemental chlorine free’ bleaching technology for the first time in India. The result is an entire new range of top green products and solutions: the environmentally friendly multi-purpose paper that is less polluting than its traditional counterpart.
“Everybody is motivated to do somethingabout reducing carbon footprints”, says Harsh Jha, Managing Director – TML
Tata Metaliks Limited (TML)
Every day is Environment Day at TML, one of the top green firms in India. A practical example that made everyone sit up and take notice is the company’s policy to discourage working on Saturdays at the corporate office. Lights are also switched off during the day with the entire office depending on sunlight.
Aerial view of TNPL
Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL)
Adjudged the best performer in the 2009-2010 Green Business Survey, TNPL was awarded the Green Business Leadership Award in the Pulp and Paper Sector. The initiatives undertaken by this top green firm in India includes two Clean Development Mechanism projects and a wind farm project that helped generate 2,30,323 Carbon Emission Reductions earning Rs. 17.40 Crore.
Wipro broadens its green IT initiatives through its participation in "The Green Grid"
The list of top 10 green Indian companies is never complete without Wipro which climbed to the top five brand league in Greenpeace's 'Guide to Greener Electronics' ranking. Despite the global financial crisis, Wipro held fast to its commitment towards energy efficiency and was lauded for launching energy star compliant products in the market.
The HCL Green Bag campaign that aimed at tackling e-waste
This IT major may be considered as the icon of Indian green initiatives, thanks to the “go green” steps taken in solving the problem of toxics and e-waste in the electronics industry. HCL is committed to phasing out the hazardous vinyl plastic and Brominated Flame Retardants from its products and has called for a Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation in India.
ONGC’s green projects contribute to increased environmental awareness among local communinities
Oil and Natural Gas Company (ONGC)
India’s largest oil producer, ONGC, is all set to lead the list of top 10 green Indian companies with energy-efficient, green crematoriums that will soon replace the traditional wooden pyre across the country. ONGC’s Mokshada Green Cremation initiative will save 60 to 70% of wood and a fourth of the burning time per cremation.
IndusInd’s solar-powered ATM expects to save around 1,980 Kw of energy annually
Green banking has been catching up as among the top Indian green initiatives ever since IndusInd opened the country’s first solar-powered ATM and pioneered an eco-savvy change in the Indian banking sector. The bank is planning for more such initiatives in addressing the challenges of climate change.
IDEA’s green bus shelter in Mumbai
One of the best Indian companies, IDEA, paints India green with its national ‘Use Mobile, Save Paper’ campaign. The company had organized Green Pledge campaigns at Indian cities where thousands came forward and pledged to save paper and trees. IDEA has also set up bus shelters with potted plants and tendril climbers to convey the green message.
Hero Honda Green Ambassadors: winners of the international inter-school environment quiz competition
Hero Honda Motors
Hero Honda is one of the largest two-wheeler manufacturers in India and an equally responsible top green firm in India. The company’s philosophy of continuous innovation in green products and solutions has played a key role in striking the right balance between business, mankind and nature.
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