Hitachi ABB Power Grids announces carbon-neutral programme

Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India has announced a comprehensive programme to achieve carbon-neutrality targets in its own operations by 2030.

The company will also continue to mobilise resources to safeguard employees and aid India’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The carbon-neutral programme is designed to reduce the carbon footprint of its own operations and in the products that it delivers.

The goal of the programme is aligned with India’s Mission Innovation and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 7 — to increase access to affordable and clean energy.

The company expects to achieve its carbon-neutral target of 100 per cent fossil-free electricity by the close of FY22.

The company is also electrifying its operations to deliver further efficiencies over coming years. Additional 2030 targets include a 50 percent reduction in CO2 emissions along the value chain and introduction of greenhouse gas-free technology solutions.

Apart from this, two more targets relate to a 50 percent reduction in waste generation and cutting freshwater usage by 25 percent, progressively through the next 10 years.

By adopting a more systemic approach to business development, it expects to reduce carbon emissions for the benefit of environment and society.

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