Volkswagen achieves good results with environment-friendly manufacturing facility known as 'Think Blue. Factory'

Thursday 26 February 2015, 17:57 PM by

Way back in the year 2012 Volkswagen's Pune facility had initiated ‘Think Blue. Factory’. The company measured the effect on environment by analyzing five key areas like - 'Energy Consumption, Waste Generation, Water Consumption, VOC Emissions and CO2 Emissions. Speaking more on the occasion, Mr. Andreas Lauenroth, Executive Director - Technical, Volkswagen India Private Limited, and Head of Volkswagen Plant in Chakan said, “At Volkswagen Pune Plant, ‘Think Blue. Factory.’ has become a part of our lifestyle. Within three years of adopting the programme, we have achieved a 17.3% reduction per car in the impact of manufacturing processes on the environment. We are well on track to accomplish our set target by 2018 to lower the environmental impact of our production processes. At Volkswagen, we have a commitment towards environment just like we have towards engineering, innovation, quality and safety. We will continue striving hard towards this and not only reach our goals but will go on to surpass them.”

Volkswagen achieves good results with environment-friendly manufacturing facility known as
Volkswagen achieves good results with environment-friendly manufacturing facility known as 'Think Blue. Factory'

Under waste generation category, the company's plant has been able to reduce the waste by about 30.5% as compared to figures noted in the year 2011. In CO2 emissions and energy consumption, the plant has been successful in reducing specific value by 21.2% and 20.6% respectively. In the water consumption segment, Volkswagen has managed to achieve about 14.4% reduction through modifications made at the shower test area in Assembly and optimizing the process of pre-delivery inspection (PDI) car wash.

Source: CD

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