Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Certified As 'Zero Waste to Landfill' Operation

SAVWIPL aims at being a carbon neutral firm by 2025 under the Volkswagen Group’s ‘GoToZero’ initiative.

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited has announced that it has achieved sustainability milestone with ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ certification by TUV Nord. The company that represents the passenger vehicle brands of Volkswagen Group in India including ŠKODA, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini,  accomplished the feat a year early ahead of its initial target by achieving a 98.42% diversion rate and a wastage of less than 1.10 kg per vehicle. Furthermore, SAVWIPL aims at being a carbon neutral firm by 2025 under the Volkswagen Group’s ‘GoToZero’ initiative.

Commenting on the occasion, Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, SAVWIPL said, “Zero Waste to Landfill is just a beginning and compliments our ambition of a sustainable manufacturing footprint with net zero environmental impact. We are working to  minimize environmental impacts along the entire lifecycle for all our products and mobility solutions – from raw material usage to finished products - in order to keep ecological balance and to create positive impacts in our daily life, while offering customers advanced mobility solutions through our 5 passenger vehicle brands.”

Zero waste to Landfill means zero manufacturing waste is disposed directly to landfill or to incineration without energy recovery by the site, except where local legal requirements specify that regulated wastes must be disposed of in a landfill. The hazardous waste data, its process of recycling, reuse, and reduction without landfill process at the company’s manufacturing operation at Aurangabad and Pune achieved an overall 98.42% diversion rate (platinum category) as per  TUV India’s Zero Waste to Landfill’ (ZWL) methodology and certification guideline. TUV Nord is one of the world’s largest inspection, certification and testing organizations for industrial self-control, providing independent, neutral, third-party certification.


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