By Shrikant Kulkarni on 23 May 2012
Shrikant Kulkarni, Senior VP & CIO, KPIT Cummins, takes a look at the results of our green initiatives and considers what’s next for the environmentally friendly campaign.
Courtesy: Hindrik Sijens
KPIT Cummins is a responsible corporate citizen. What does that mean? Simply put, amongst other things, it is our duty to provide future generations with a clean and sustainable world. Of course, that’s much easier said than done, but we’re committed to this duty, and we’ve established several initiatives to make the ‘green ideal’ a reality.
Last year, KPIT Cummins achieved ISO 14000 certification which addresses various aspects of environmental management. A milestone that helped our Facilities and Logistics Management (FLM) team understand the nitty-gritty’s of this very important topic. Since then, we have been busy working towards building a sustainable working environment by optimizing every aspect of our day to day processes.
FLM now carefully monitors every operational process, assessing possible impacts on the environment and carrying out the necessary preventive action where needed. With every decision, environmental protection becomes an even more integral part of our operating processes and practices.
Also, I must mention here that our employees play a significant role in helping us build a sustainable environment. They contribute in a big way to each initiative, and it’s really their interest and enthusiasm that keeps driving it all forward.
Let’s look at some of the results achieved so far…
These measures have helped in reducing our daily power consumption - per employee - by 26% in the last four years!
Thanks to the above, we’ve lowered water consumption per employee by 21% compared to last year.
Fuel for employee transport
These are great results; however, it is important that we keep a constant lookout for newer opportunities to get greener. It is imperative that whether we’re at home, in the office, or even on a holiday, we work to conserve what nature has given us, and not spoil it.
In fact, for the coming months, KPIT Cummins has identified the following additional focus areas:
Let’s set a great example, and nurture the ‘green culture’ in our children. ‘Go Green’ should become a way of life for future generations.
We’d like to hear your ideas! How else do you think should we contribute towards a more sustainable future?
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