Mahindra Heavy Engines Ltd (MHEL) has become India’s first and the world’s third manufacturing unit to double its energy productivity, within a record time of just 4 years. This is aligned with the company’s EP 100 program commitment in alliance with the Climate Group.
Commenting on the achievement, Vijay Kalra, CEO - Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd. & Chief -Manufacturing Operation, Automotive Sector, M&M Ltd., “The EP 100 journey has enabled Mahindra to reduce cost, drive innovation and support the environment. Doubling energy productivity in this short span of time is a feat that we are very proud of.”
MHEL’s efforts to enhance energy productivity included the adoption of energy efficient lighting, air-conditioning and motors & appliances, the use of alternate fuels, and smart metering for real time monitoring of energy consumption, along with other natural resources. The company also improved manufacturing efficiency through cycle time reduction and optimisation of production shifts and resources. Flexibility was also built in the process to avoid the addition of equipment.
“MHEL is the first EP100 member from India to achieve this ambitious goal and is leading by example. We hope the news will inspire many more companies to join the initiative and accelerate towards a clean economy,” said Mike Peirce, Corporate Partnerships Director, The Climate Group.
EP100 is a global collaborative initiative on energy productivity led by The Climate Group in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy. By setting ambitious targets and integrating energy efficiency into business strategy, EP100 members are driving clean tech innovation while delivering on emissions reduction goals.
The other Mahindra Group companies that have signed on to EP 100 include, Mahindra & Mahindra, the first company globally to make the commitment; Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. that joined in 2016; Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd and Swaraj Engines Ltd. that joined in 2019.
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