Sustainable development lies at the core of Hero MotoCorp's vision of being one of India's most environment friendly
Hero MotoCorp believes that to create a sustainable enterprise, it is critical to strike the right balance between business,
mankind and nature.
Over the last few years, Hero MotoCorp has proactively eliminated the use of harmful substance like
- Hexavalent Chromium
- Phenolic Substances
The process of sustainable development is incomplete without involving the company's supply chain. Hence Hero MotoCorp has therefore put together a "Green Dealer Development Program" for the front end and a "Green Vendor Development Program" for the backend of the supply chain.
In each of these programs, the partners' are made aware of the importance of caring for the environment and are encouraged to manage their material resources, industrial wastes, energy resource, pollution and other effluents based on a number of pre-determined parameters.
Hero MotoCorp supports all its partners in the Green Supply Chain venture by :
- Developing required competencies
- Sharing knowledge
- Providing technical support
Through this program Hero MotoCorp aims to generate sufficient momentum within the industry, and looks forward to the day when the entire automotive industry is made up on a seamless green chain.
Based in Haryana, one of India's driest states; Hero MotoCorp has introduced Rainwater Harvesting at both its plants in Dharuhera and Gurgaon.
Across both plants, 16 rainwater harvesting catchments have been set up covering a total area of more than 31540 sq mts. In a single year we managed to 18 million litres of water.
One of India's most well known civil society organizations - the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has adapted Hero MotoCorp's rainwater harvesting project as a model project for enhancing public awareness.
The Centre also regularly monitors the performance of the system to check ground water level and the water quality.
- Environmental Management Systems as per ISO 14001
- Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems as per OHSAS18001
- Quality Management Systems as per ISO-9001
Constant adoption of innovative green practices has resulted in the introduction of a special Acrylic Cathodic Electro Deposition (ACED) painting process for the frame body. This new process results in 99 per cent paint transfer efficiency and minimizes effluents. The water soluble paint used is environment friendly and delivers better quality and productivity.
The Green Roof was one of the major environment friendly initiatives. Besides Restoring ecological and aesthetic value, It helps in substantial amount of energy saving by moderating temperature of roof and surrounding areas. It also helps in reducing storm water runoff volume and peak flow rate, and increases the service life of water proofing membrane. Starting Monitoring of power consumption trend also.