In a step towards environmental protection and sustainable manufacturing, Ludhiana Beverages Private Limited, an authorized franchise bottler of CocaCola today announced the commissioning of a 100 KW solar power plant. The plant with an annual power generation capability of 1,32,000 KW will reduce its the carbon footprint by over 2 per cent. “We, at CocaCola India are working to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions across our entire value chain by making comprehensive changes in our manufacturing processes, Shubha Sekhar, director and head CSR & sustainability, CocaCola India & South West Asia, said. “By using bestinclass technology and upgradation of infrastructure we have been able to reduce our Energy Use Ratio (EUR) amount of energy used for producing a litre of beverage, by 18% between 2012 and 2015. Commissioning of solar power plant at Ludhiana Beverages is a testament to our commitment of growing our business in India without increasing greenhouse gas emission.
The move supports CocaCola System’s goal to improve the environmental performance by reducing CO2 emissions across its value chain. On the occasion, Kailash Kumar Goenka, Managing Director, Ludhiana Beverages Private Limited, said, “India has an immense potential for power generation from renewable energy sources, particularly solar. We wanted to leverage this at our manufacturing location and make it as energy selfreliant as possible. It is of a great satisfaction to us to add a new alternative energy platform at our manufacturing plant which will help us to further drive sustainable manufacturing. Through this initiative we aim to reduce our CO2 emissions by 105.6 Ton”. The CocaCola System and its bottling partners are working towards a vision of reducing the carbon footprint by 25 per cent by 2020 across its entire value chain of manufacturing, packaging, distribution and sourcing. Ludhiana Beverages Pvt.Ltd. started its operations under the name of Ludhiana Bottling Company in year 1967 and CocaCola’s Ludhiana bottling plant commission 100 KW Solar powerplant