Godrej Sustainability Report

MATERIALS G&B believes that a growing business and a prosperous society can only exist in a sustainable natural environment. The Company, as one of India’s most respected corporate houses, believes in a philosophy of rejuvenation of the environment, going beyond compliance to greener business operations and products. Pursuit of climate change mitigation is rooted deep in the belief that we need to give back more than we take from the planet, to reverse the existing trend of over consumption of Select material conservation initiatives undertaken are presented below: Principal Items reported are items consumed across divisions with same UOM (unit of measurement) and individually contributing to 10% or more of the total raw materials consumed for the division. As a responsible manufacturer, the Company continues to explore ways to reduce its dependence on natural resources through alternative sources of fuels and materials. The Company also ensures productive use of waste and continuously measure, monitor and benchmarks its consumption to identify opportunities for minimising resource consumption. Steel contributes to almost 50% to the total material content of a refrigerator. The unit undertook an ambitious project for reduction of steel content in a refrigerator by optimising the sheet thickness used for making the side panels and table tops of a refrigerator. In the first phase of the project, the team with various designs and trials, A. APPLIANCES DIVISION - SHIRWAL UNIT Reduction in sheet thickness for side panels and table top used for refrigerators This is an example of value engineering project carried out for reduction of plastic material content in making of liners for refrigerators. In this case with various design of experiments, the Company has optimised various machine and process parameters. The Company has successfully reduced sheet thickness of HIP sheets from 4.5mm to 4mm. This resulted in reduction of weight by almost 200 grams per refrigerator. HIP (High impact polystyrene) sheet thickness reduction for all SPIN model Freezer liners from 4.5mm to 4mm. Material content reduction in roll bond panel - Reduction in depth by 30 mm for DC Refrigerators Raw material consumption SR. NO TYPE OF RAW MATERIAL U.O.M. CONSUMPTION ( FY 18-19 ) 1,75,760 370 1,039 1,354 13,567 2570 4,87,809 1,64,735 3,62,803 21,658 20,31,97,551 Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Nos Mild Steel* Mazak/ Zamak* Brass Sheets* Aluminium Sheets* Foaming Components Paint & Powder Aggregates Cement Sand Flyash Plastic* NOTE : Only Major UOMs are Reported 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 This is one more example of how benchmarking studies helped in reduction of aluminium content in direct cool refrigerator by almost 60 grams per refrigerator. This was made possible by a completely new design for the roll bond panel with modified refrigerant flow. This has resulted in reduction in depth by 30 mm for DC Refrigerators and reduction in weight by 60 grams per refrigerator. achieved a reduction in thickness from 0.42mm to 0.35mm. Further reduction was a challenge and with a lot of research and benchmarking studies, the team could achieve further reduction from 0.35mm to 0.32mm with the introduction of embossed sheet material. This has led to a successful reduction of steel sheets by almost 1.3 kg per refrigerator. natural resources. The Good & Green vision facilitates lays the foundation for effective implementation of the Company’s sustainability initiatives. Manufacturing is inherently dependent on natural resources. Going forward, there will be constraints on the quantity and quality of naturally available materials as well as the prospect of stringent regulations surrounding their extraction and use. It is therefore prudent for the Company to ensure efficient use of natural resources. 37