Climate change poses new challenges for business, such as improving energy efficiencies, developing clean technologies, reducing effluent and greenhouse gas emissions, etc.
Tata Chemicals is committed to fighting climate change, and along with the rest of the Tata group, has stepped up to its responsibility by tracking its carbon footprint and taking measures to reduce carbon emissions considerably.
In keeping with the Montreal Protocol, Tata Chemicals has
stopping producing methyl bromide and consuming carbon tetra
chloride and freon-12 (known as ozone depleting substances).
All Tata Chemical plants have achieved 100 per cent compliance
with environmental norms for the last three years running.
Tata Chemicals, as a part of its green chemistry drive, is
focusing on developing and introducing new green products
that will help mitigate the impact of climate change. New
offerings such as products for flue gas treatment and carbon
absorption, and nanotechnology based glass-coatings for insulation
are a part of the development programme at the
Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre.
The company has invested in developing alternative and more
such as bioethanol from sweet sorghum crops, and biodiesel
from jatropha. The company uses renewable sources of energy
where possible: solar energy to produce salt, biomass fuel
for hot air generators, etc.
Tata Chemicals has registered several clean development mechanism
(CDM) projects with the United Nations Framework Convention
on Climate Change (UNFCCC); these projects relate to energy
reduction and methane reduction.
Recent investments in Tata Chemicals North America (formerly
General Chemical Industrial Products) and Tata
Chemicals Magadi (formerly Magadi Soda Company) have given
Tata Chemicals access to natural soda ash deposits in Wyoming,
USA and Lake Magadi, Kenya. These have resulted in improving
energy efficiencies across the group. The Babrala plant in
India is benchmarked among the world's lowest energy consuming