Procter & Gamble commissions 1MW in-house solar plant at Hyderabad site
Procter & Gamble announced the commissioning of its first in-house solar plant at the company’s Hyderabad manufacturing site. This is P&G’s first site in India and only the fifth manufacturing site globally to house a solar plant.
Spread over 16,000 sq. mt. and comprising of nearly 3000 panels, the in-house solar plant has a capacity of 1MW clean energy production and will reduce P&G’s carbon footprint by an estimated 1,030 metric tonnes annually.
Sachin Sharma, Plant Head – Hyderabad manufacturing site, P&G India said, “At P&G, environmental sustainability is core to our company operations. Increasing our use of renewable electricity and improving energy efficiencies is a critical part of our sustainability journey. Therefore, we are taking a more deliberate approach to develop and adopt more efficient ways to operate. By commissioning our new in-house solar plant, we are making strides to advance progress against these goals.”
He further added, “We are committed to reducing our impact and accelerating our progress on sustainability. All our sites in India are Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill and in 2020, we achieved 100% recycling of multi-layered plastic waste as part of our extended producers’ responsibility. We are committed to reducing our footprint and are striving for more circular approaches in our supply chain. We are building partnerships with external organizations, in India, like Circulate Capital, Alliance to End Plastic Waste, and waste management organizations to find sustainable business solutions. In 2019, we also announced vGROW Environmental Sustainability fund of INR 200 crore to invest in sustainable solutions with partners and suppliers.”
The Hyderabad site is P&G’s largest manufacturing plant in India focused on producing its fabric care brands Ariel and Tide, personal care brand Gillette and baby care brand Pampers.