DSM continues to drive sustainable (engineering) plastics production in India
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, continues to deliver on its commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of its operations. Following a dramatic reduction in water consumption at its engineering plastics site in Pune, India, announced earlier this year, the site will now meet 25% of its energy needs with renewable energy.
In order to achieve this significant improvement, DSM has entered into an agreement with a local wind energy producer. Over the coming years, this share is expected to increase to 50%.
The DSM site in Pune produces compounds of thermoplastic polyesters and polyamides, and has already established a strong track-record of highly efficient water management. Thanks to increased process water recycling and rigorous monitoring of potential water leakages, the operation’s water footprint was dramatically reduced by two-thirds in 2012.
Sustainability as a core value and a business growth driver
Following the announcement of the new energy deal, Geert Bonte, Global Manufacturing Director said: “DSM regards the search for more sustainable solutions as a key driver for success and profitability. In addition to delivering sustainability via the plastics we produce and the applications in which they are used, we also put a strong emphasis on further minimizing the environmental impact of our operations by reducing energy and water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.”
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