Godrej Sustainability Report

• Installation of filter press at Vikhroli East RMC for sludge management • Utilization of RMC sludge for manufacturing of recycled concrete blocks • Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) sludge reduction by using nano-chemicals • Oil Filtration and Reuse • Forklift battery regeneration • Re-filtration and reuse of waste hydraulic oil • Reduction of the used oil cotton gloves • Composting of Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Sludge • Scrap reduction by Implementation of trolley for material movement and delivery • Reduction in paint sludge waste and thinner • Recycling of wood • Construction of new scrap yard to improve the waste segregation • Reduction of the paper waste generation Select waste management projects initiated during the reporting period: Plastic Waste Management and Extended Producer Responsibility As a brand owner, the Company manages its extended responsibility for collection and channelization of e-waste generated through appointed PROs by scientifically disposing the e-waste. G&B is also registered as a ‘brand owner’ with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) under the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016, amended in 2018. As a brand owner, the Company ensures that it offsets the amount plastic packaging material that has been released into the market with its products through appointed PROs across the India. In parallel, the Company’s priority is also on reducing the consumption of plastic in packaging material, substitute non-recyclable plastic material with recyclable type, channelize the waste materials and offset the waste at the end of useful life. G&B has also set up a solid waste recycling facility in the premises to manage entire solid waste generation at Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli, as a step towards a ‘Zero waste to landfill’ goal under ‘Greener India’. The Company manages solid Waste generated from its manufacturing, leased and residential premises at Vikhroli by adopting the 4R approach. Approximately 10,350 MT of solid waste was processed by during last 3 years, out of which 8,359 MT was composted and 1,964 MT of dry waste was sent for recycling. By doing this, the Company has avoided 10,350 MT of waste burden on city landfills as shown in the graphic below 3258 2625 633 3818 3084 734 3274 2650 597 FY 17 FY 18 FY 19 Total Solid Waste Processed (MT) Composted Waste (MT) Recycled Waste (MT) Solid Waste Management at G&B Vikhroli 12,159 101 14,713 118 3,079 99 FY 2016-17 FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 (IN NUMBERS) Empty barrels / containers / liners contaminated with hazardous chemicals/waste Used batteries # Excludes disposal of empty paint drums, empty carboy and rubber which are recycled as per below breakup 16,652 7,472 715 147 13,283 3,496 734 171 4,599 2,201 653 100 FY 2016-17 FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 (IN NUMBERS) Empty Paint Drums Empty Drums (200 litres) Empty Carboy Rubber Tyres 47