We have a two pronged approach to energy management. While we are taking measures to reduce energy consumption and enhance renewable energy production, we are also diversifying our energy mix to cut emissions and our dependence on fossil fuels.
Minimising waste in our processes not only reduces costs, but also reduces our use of materials, energy, water and land, thereby protecting the environment. Our focus is to reduce all by-product materials and waste generated by our production processes.
All six decorative business units are ISO 14001 certified and have zero liquid discharge operations.
Natural Resource Conservation
Water management within Premises: Responsible water usage is a key constituent of our commitment to resource conservation. We have taken numerous steps such as:
Introduction of automated Water Management System (WMS)
100% re-use of rainwater in utilities
Sensor-based taps and water-less urinals
High-efficiency Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems
Utilizing treated water in cleaning and utility operations
Planting native species of plants that help enhance groundwater recharge
Water management beyond premises: Water is a crucial natural resource that we share with our communities. As a responsible corporate, we continue to replenish the water we use over time – a complex and a never-ending challenge. We invest and support community water projects across all our manufacturing locations.
Emissions in the paint industry stem from various sources such as the manufacturing process, filling and cleaning activities, mixing, storage of solvents and paint application.
We follow the classical '3R' strategy of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for waste management.
IGBC Green Factory Rating - the Research and Technology Centre at Turbhe has achieved the Indian Green Building certification.
The Kasna unit as hachieved the prestigious ‘GreenCo – Gold Rating’ from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Innovative packaging- No requirement of additional transportable material such as cartons or wrapping films.
To ensure our commitment towards sustainable sourcing, we have explored the usage of certified cartons (suppliers certified by FSC).
Reducing paper consumption and replacing virgin paper by recycled paper has been another focus area at Asian Paints. We endeavor to procure stationery paper and secondary packaging that contains 100% recycled content.
Reuse of wash water in manufacturing process
Reduction at source (Eg. Pressurised jet cleaning sytem)
Reuse of other waste streams (eg. Steam condensate)
Re-use of treated effluent from ETP and RO rinse
Hazardous Waste Management
Disposal of Hazardous Waste through co-processing*
Sludge reduction by alternate treatment
Reuse of emulsion skin & barrel residues
Non-sticky coating on various process equipment
Deployed 100% bio-degradable bio-blocks in the urinals
Reuse of raw material pigging water
Increased the water use cycle in cooling towers
*Co-processing is the use of waste as raw material. A part of our hazardous waste is used as alternate furl and raw material in cement kilns