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Godrej & Boyce receives the CII GreenCo champion award for spearheading environmentally conscious production in India

~ The company’s Appliances business unit was the 1st brand in India to achieve CII GreenCo Platinum Plus Rating
~ All upcoming G&B manufacturing facilities are designed on the principles of ‘Green Buildings/factories’.

14 July 2023, Mumbai: Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company, of the Godrej Group has recently been awarded the prestigious GreenCo Champion Award by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for spearheading the Green Co movement across industries in India. Padma Vibhushan Dr. R A Mashelkar, handed over this recognition to the Company. There were 3 more companies who have received this award alongwith G&B.

Three businesses, namely Godrej Appliances, Godrej Lawkim and Godrej Storage Solutions from Godrej & Boyce received 11 recognitions for their Green manufacturing practices. The Mohali and Shirwal plants of Godrej Appliances and the Godrej Lawkim Motors have been awarded the Platinum Plus certification and have additionally received the recognition for ero waste to landfill and water positivity. Godrej Storage Solutions has been awarded a GreenCo Silver certification.

Mr Zurvan Marolia, Sr. Vice President, Godrej & Boyce, said, “We are incredibly proud to be recognized by the eminent Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-Green Business Centre with the GreenCo Champion Award. This acknowledgement serves as an affirmation of the persistent and conscious strides made by Godrej & Boyce towards adopting environmentally responsible manufacturing processes. Our philosophy of sustainability and responsibility is a core principle that has been deeply rooted in our organizational DNA from the outset. We stand steadfast in our belief that as conscientious manufacturers, it's our mandate to lead the charge towards sustainable manufacturing practices worldwide. Our GreenCo Platinum Plus ratings underscore our commitment to this cause, showcasing our dedicated efforts in driving responsible production and consumption.”

The Platinum Plus, which is the highest level of certification (World Class) offered by CII-GBC, evaluates a company's proficiency across several parameters including Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, Renewable energy, GHG emission reduction, Waste material, Material conservation and Recycling & Recyclability, Green Supply Chain, Product Stewardship & Life Cycle Assessment, Green Infrastructure and Ecology, and Innovation for Environment. The rating system uses these parameters to evaluate the environmental footprint of companies and they are accordingly conferred the rating. With a strong commitment to reducing specific energy consumption. All upcoming G&B manufacturing facilities are designed on the principles of ‘Green Buildings/factories.

In the <2019> Godrej Appliances, a unit of Godrej & Boyce became the first brand in India to receive the GreenCo Platinum Plus rating. It is also the first company in India to introduce refrigerators that are free of CFC, HFC and HCFC9.

The GreenCo recognition prepares businesses for future environmental regulations and enhances stakeholder transparency. It also promotes capacity building across teams, providing a benchmark against peers and competitors. As a crucial tool for monitoring green performance, the certification sets a long-term path for sustainable business growth and innovation.

About Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.

Godrej & Boyce (‘G&B’), a Godrej Group company, was founded in 1897, and has contributed to India’s journey of self-reliance through manufacturing. G&B patented the world’s first springless lock and since then, has diversified into 14 businesses across various sectors from Security, Furniture, Aerospace to Infrastructure and Defence. Godrej is one of India’s most trusted brands serving over 1.1bn customers worldwide daily. For more information, visit

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