Saving of aproximately Rs.90 million in fuel bills
By integrating Sustainability into our Business, it is the norm for us to continuously reduce our Carbon Footprint by reducing material and energy consumption as well as resorting to renewables
At times, our relationship with the Earth is the most important one of all. DPL strives to make it a beneficent and sustainable one. In the year under review, we continued our efforts to reduce energy usage and costs save precious water and reduce our carbon footprint.
The proportion of our energy usage derived from renewable sources such as biomass continued to increase. Following successful biomass projects at Venigros and Texnil in 2008 and 2011, we completed a similar project in 2012 at the Hanwella Rubber Products Ltd. We are now planning to use renewable resources at Dipped Products and at the Neoprex site.
The conversion of the Hanwella Plant from furnace oil to biomass also helped reduce the Company's carbon footprint. The project, implemented between November 2011 to May 2012, has resulted in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 5,589 metric tons per annum compared to the previous year. The conversion programme is ongoing, with another factory scheduled to switch to biomass heating in the coming year.
Approximately half the water used in our production processes is recycled and reused by means of recycling plants established at each of our production locations.
Looking forward, we foresee an ongoing effort to reduce energy use and costs, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and make greater use of renewable resources. Currently, we are undertaking a fuel-gas heat-capture project at Dipped Products Thailand Ltd., together with the installation of a third heater and other energy-saving measures.