P&G commissions solar plant in Hyderabad

Makes it the first site in India and only the fifth site globally to house a solar plant

By   |  Business Bureau  |  Published: 19th Apr 2021  8:16 pm
P&G Solar Plant

Hyderabad: Procter & Gamble commissioned its first in-house solar plant at its Hyderabad manufacturing site. This is P&G’s first site in India and only the fifth manufacturing site globally to house a solar plant.

Spread over 16,000 sq mt and comprising of nearly 3,000 panels, the in-house solar plant has a capacity of 1MW clean energy production and will reduce P&G’s carbon footprint by an estimated 1,030 metric tonnes annually.

Sachin Sharma, Plant Head – Hyderabad manufacturing site, P&G India said, “At P&G, environmental sustainability is core to our company operations. Increasing our use of renewable electricity and improving energy efficiencies is a critical part of our sustainability journey. Therefore, we are taking a more deliberate approach to develop and adopt more efficient ways to operate. By commissioning our new in-house solar plant, we are making strides to advance progress against these goals.”

He further added, “All our sites in India are zero manufacturing waste to landfill and in 2020, we achieved 100 percent recycling of multi-layered plastic waste as part of our extended producers’ responsibility. We are committed to reducing our footprint and are striving for more circular approaches in our supply chain. We are building partnerships with external organizations, in India, like Circulate Capital, Alliance to End Plastic Waste, and waste management organizations to find sustainable business solutions.”

The Hyderabad site is P&G’s largest manufacturing plant in India focused on producing its fabric care brands Ariel and Tide, personal care brand Gillette and baby care brand Pampers.

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