Global Green Award to HAL
HAL has bagged the “Global Green Award-2014” in recognition of its environmental and sustainable practices. HAL was one of the companies from 52 countries which received the award from Mr. Charbel S Tabet, President, Association Otherways Management & Consulting (France) at a function in Berlin, Germany recently. HAL’s several CSR and Environment related initiatives resulted in company getting this global recognition”, says Dr. R. K.Tyagi, Chairman, HAL. Shri Ch. Venkateswara Rao, DGM (HR) received the award on behalf of HAL.
The selection criterion was based on information, polls and voting. A voting process was carried out by mail, Internet, based on the concepts such as customer satisfaction, leadership, continuing education and training, business results, ISO 9001 – 14001-22000, TQM and TQCS (Top Quality Customer Satisfaction Standards). The information was gathered through consultation of the media (print and electronic) consultancy companies, advertising agencies, trade fairs and exhibits, Chamber of Commerce, embassies, polls including the online Macro Poll which was analyzed by the Global Green Award Selection Committee.
HAL’s initiatives towards environment protection:
As a step towards achieving zero waste disposals, two units of Organic Waste Converters (OWCs) were installed at the Senior Officers Quarters in Bangalore during the year 2012-13. The OWC will convert kitchen and other organic waste into garden manure. In another initiative towards Solid Waste Management, two units of Biogas Plants with a capacity of 500kg/day and 1000kg/day each are installed at the Central Test House (CTH) area, Bangalore. The biogas generated is being used for cooking. In the last five years, HAL planted around 5.2 lakhs of saplings on an average more than one lakh per annum. Roof-top rain Water Harvesting was one of the initiatives taken up by HAL as a part of Water Management, HAL was able to harvest 2254.61 KL of rain water against a target of 700 KL during 2013-14. Reduction in consumption of electrical power was another activity which was taken up under Sustainability Development. The Company achieved reduction in consumption of electrical power by 12 lakh Kilo Watt Hours (KWH) in 2013-14 against a target of 10 lakh KWH, by implementing various low / no cost recommendations given by the Energy Audit Agencies. The Company has been able to achieve 894 tons of CO2 reduction against a target of 200 tons and the same is linked to energy audit.