French automation company, Schneider Electric has launched its sustainability-focused engagement initiative called ‘Green Yodha’ in India.
The fundamental objective of the gambit is to incite businesses, industries and people to undertake palpable climate actions.
The plan set in motion is in line with the commitment made by India at COP26 to significantly accelerate climate-focused moves.
At the COP26 conference, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country aims to reduce foreseen carbon emission by 1 billion tonnes until 2030.
Holding into account these developments, Schneider Electric is signifying the importance of joint efforts by energy intensive industries.
It prompts energy dependent sector such as iron and steel, non-metallic minerals, cement, commercial & industrial buildings and chemical industries to work towards this common goal and achieve drastic results.
Schneider Electric has gained popularity for its focus on sustainability and initiatives to curb eco-hazard. Corporate Knights ranked the company as the most sustainable firm in the world in 2021.
Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog (a government agency), praised the initiative saying that Green Yodha is a structured scheme that aims to deliver energy solutions designed to facilitate utilization of innovative technologies for a wide industry base and ultimately reduce carbon footprint.
Mr. Kant added that it allows industries to achieve greater levels of energy efficiency and appealed Indian industries to establish unidirectional efforts towards greener future and reach SDG targets by 2030.
In line with the Green Yodha initiative, JK cement CEO & Deputy Managing Director, Madhav Singhania said that the company has set ambitious goals of 75% green power by 2030.
Mr. Singhania also said that the company will restrict CO2 emissions generated during production of cementitious materials to 465kg/tonne in the set timeframe.
Schneider Electric is aiming to satisfy energy needs of 50 million people and provide energy management training to 1 million people to amplify progress and sustainability.