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At Bajaj Electricals, we are committed to using the most efficient production routes, minimising waste generation and mitigating the negative impact on the environment.
Material Topics:
  • ENERGY MANAGEMENT
  • WATER MANAGEMENT
  • WASTE GENERATION AND RECYCLING
Linkage with UNSDG:

12,959 GJ

Green Energy Generated

5,355 MT

Waste Recycled

21,545 MT

Materials Consumed

2

Factory Sites are Zero Land Fill Certified

Bajaj Electricals is taking consistent strides to integrate sustainability in its business operations.

The Company is consciously striving to reduce its carbon footprint and actively measures its environmental impact to identify the areas of improvement. Furthermore, it is taking efforts to reduce the waste generated through its business operations, increase its energy efficiency, and manage its water usage effectively. Bajaj Electricals identifies that it is of critical importance to manage its natural capital to ensure that it has minimum impact on the environment and to develop measures through which it can positively influence the ecosystem.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

The Company's direct and indirect energy consumption at various units (Chakan, Nirlep, Ranjangaon Unit and Starlite unit) has been reported as 16,033 GJ and 23,187 GJ, respectively, for FY 2021-22. Direct energy is primarily due to usage of non-renewable fuels such as diesel and LPG. Indirect energy consumption is due to electricity purchased from the grid. Further, Bajaj Electricals also consumed approximately 2,759 GJ of solar energy generated from its in-house installations. Due to the introduction of an air blower in place of compressed air in the bending furnace and the installation of a variable frequency drives (VFD) in FY 2020-21 at Ranjangaon unit, there has been marginal reduction in energy consumption. In summary, there has been a 12.2% increment in direct energy consumption, while 3.02% decrease in indirect energy consumption, in FY 2021-22 compared to FY 2020-21.

GHG EMISSIONS

One of the prime focus of Bajaj Electricals is to reduce its GHG emissions. The Company has embarked on the journey of assessing its baseline GHG emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2) and is striving to develop a strategy to reduce its GHG footprint. The total GHG emissions of Bajaj Electricals is 1,037 tCO2 eq. (Scope 1) and 5,112 tCO2 eq. (Scope 2) for FY 2021-22. There was a 3.02% reduction in Scope 2 emissions compared to the previous year due to increased usage of renewable energy in its operations.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Bajaj Electricals is committed to sustainable environmental practises; thus, the Company is making efforts to reduce the amount of waste generated through its operations.

The waste generated by Bajaj Electricals units is divided into two categories:

Hazardous

Non-hazardous

The hazardous waste generated during operations are scraps in the steel fabrication process, spent acid in the acid pickling process, industrial sludge, Zinc ash and dross during galvanisation. This waste is disposed as per the waste handling/disposal regulations given by Central Pollution Control Board and respective State Pollution Control Board.

In FY22, hazardous waste generated was

406 MT

In FY22, the quantum of non-hazardous waste was

4,997 MT

Method of Disposal

Recycle

Landfill

Total waste generated

5,403 MT

Total waste treated

5,403 MT

Treated via recycle

5,355 MT

Treated via landfill

48 MT

Two factory sites Nirlep and Chakan are

Zero Landfill Certified

Waste Monitoring, NMDC Nagarnar

The facility was established in December 2021 with the goal of identifying and segregating waste materials. This not only helps in determination of quantity of waste, but it also ensures employee safety. For marking and tagging, appropriate colour coding is used. The waste collection containers are strategically located to aid in the separation, monitoring, and quantification of waste materials.

Additionally, as a part of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) under the E-waste rules, Bajaj Electricals is responsible for collection and safe disposal of end-of-life selected electrical equipment such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and fluorescent tube light lamps (FTLs). The CPCB has given Bajaj Electricals, EPR authorisation for electrical and electronic equipment under the 2016 e-waste management rule. The Company's generated waste is managed according to the norms and requirements of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and/or the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB). The organisation also complies with the Indian E-Waste Management Rules 2016 for Hazardous Substances Restriction (RoHS).

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

In line with the 3R approach followed by Bajaj Electricals, an initiative was undertaken to reduce the usage of thermocol at the suppliers and vendors end. Bajaj Paryavaran Mitra, a non – profit in Shikohabad (U.P.) established in 2004 by K.S. Bajaj for protecting nature and environment, ignited the idea to reduce the usage of non-biodegradable material (thermocol) by substituting it with pulp for packaging. As part of the initiative a packaging prototype was developed which was validated and tested before standardizing. The Company benefitted from this initiative, as it could reduce dependence on non-biodegradable thermocol. It also created zero wastage as all scrap was returned to the pulp slurry.

MANAGING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

The Company follows standard environmental regulations and strives to reduce its environmental

Impacts through the following actions:

  • There are waste materials generated through Company’s operation such as scraps in the steel fabrication process, spent acid in the acid pickling process, sludge, Zinc ash and dross during galvanisation. The waste generated at Ranjangaon unit is managed and recycled at the same manufacturing unit.
  • Recycle and reuse of treated water and achieving ZLD status.
  • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) initiatives towards taking responsibility of full product life cycle.
  • Installation of advance and energy efficient equipment in the various Bajaj Electricals units.
  • Installation of solar panels at the rooftop of manufacturing plants for energy efficiency and to reduce environmental footprints.
  • An appropriate waste management method for construction waste has been adopted which requires the proper segregation of construction and demolition debris (CDD), clean fill material and other construction waste.

Way Forward

In line with our strategic goals, we will continue investing in technologies and processes to further improve our performance on GHG emissions, water management, waste utilisation and biodiversity management. We will also keep on evaluating risks and opportunities and adapt accordingly through various interventions such as carrying out product life cycle assessments and embedding the principles of circular economy.