Green Energy Generated
Factory Sites are Zero Land Fill Certified
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
In FY22, the quantum of non-hazardous waste was
Method of Disposal
Total waste generated
Total waste treated
Treated via recycle
Treated via landfill
Two factory sites Nirlep and Chakan are
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).
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
Impacts through the following actions:
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.