Environment, Health and Safety
Green Belt Development
Divi’s believes that we all have the power to have a positive impact, no matter how big or small, in maintaining the delicate balance of earths ecosystem. Green Belt development in Divi’s is an ongoing programme where we plant wide variety of plant species (~149 species) inside our manufacturing units, leading to conservation of biodiversity.
- ~1,35,000 saplings planted during 2020-21
- ~9,37,000 plants/trees in our manufacturing units
- ~48% Green belt Area within our manufacturing facilities
Reducing Carbon Foot Print
With sustained growth during the last 30 years, we have also contributed to the total carbon footprint reduction; a contribution we are constantly monitoring. The focus over the next decade will be towards achieving the vision of low carbon economy.
- Reduction in process time cycle and process optimization helped in reducing ~1,600 MT CO2e
- Modifications/upgradations in equipment design triggered in reducing ~4,800 MT CO2e
- Upgradation in recovery systems and additional add-ons nullified ~3,100 MT CO2e
- Other operational upgradations benefited in reducing ~3,600 MT CO2e
- ~13,100 MT CO2e emissions were reduced during FY2020-21
- ~10% Reduction in intensity emissions (scpoe-1 and scope-2), per ton of manufacturing quantity during FY2020-21
- ~98,000 MT Carbon Sequestration from the plants/trees planted so far
Even though 71% of earth’s surface is covered with water, roughly 97% of it is saltwater and less than 3% is freshwater and is available for direct use for human activities. With growing population & rapid urbanization, the global use of water has increased, undervaluing its importance. Having realized these problems, we are doing our bit by committing ourselves to improving efficient use of water by taking several initiatives to reduce the amount of freshwater drawn and wastewater discharged by our facilities. Divi’s has imbibed the principle of 3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) which has helped us reduce our specific water consumption year after year.
- Collecting condensate water and re-utilising for steam generation triggered in conserving water by ~23,000 M3
- Making use of LLE (Liquid- Liquid-Extraction) system for solvent recovery conserved water by ~1,500 M3
- ~55% Increase in water recycling quantity during FY2020-21, compared to the previous year.
- ~11% Reduction in water consumption, per ton of manufacturing quantity during FY2020-21, compared to the previous year.
At Divi’s, energy is a key focus area for mitigating climate change risks. Our motto of “sustainability at core” in all the business operations has helped us work towards a low carbon growth framework in which, conservation of energy is a top priority. As part of our environmental responsibility, we are continually identifying opportunities and are adopting a less carbon intensive path, by revisiting all our processes, understanding their atom to atom efficiencies as we expand our operations.
- Installing 4,800 LED bulbs conserved energy by ~2,300 MWH
- Equipment design modifications triggered in conserving energy by ~900 MWH
- Collecting and re-using condensate water helped in conservation of energy by ~400 MWH
- ~4,100 MWH Energy conserved during FY2020-21
- ~8.5% Reduction in energy consumption, per ton of manufacturing quantity during FY2020-21, compared to the previous year
Divi’s Started revisiting all its processes to attain mole-to-mole efficiency, thereby eliminating any possible by products and waste stream. Our approach to solid waste management includes all the activities and actions required to manage waste from its initial stage to final disposal. When we say all the activities, it includes collecting, treating and disposal of waste material that is no longer useful. We continually strive towards reducing the amount of waste generated from our operations and have adopted sound waste management and disposal practices to meet all applicable environmental and regulatory standards. We have dedicated waste management systems for different kinds of waste generated.
- Upgrading to electronic mode training system has helped reduce paper consumption by ~4,00,000 no’s
- Process improvements through Green Chemistry Principles aided in improving recovery & reuse potential
- Used batteries were returned to suppliers through buy-back policy
- Established best in class solvent recovery stations to recover and re-use solvents
- ~36,200 MT Hazardous waste co-processed/reused during FY2020-21
- ~16,000 MT Hazardous waste recycled during FY2020-21
- 99.8% Non-Hazardous waste recycled during FY2020-21