Green Manufacturing

A Mission To Maintain High Ecological Standards

At Hero MotoCorp we believe in sound and sustainable environmental practices.

Since inception we have cared for the environment by launching four stroke motorcycles in the era when two stroke two wheelers were popular.

In this endeavor we have always been blessed and guided by our Chairman Emeritus Dr.BrijmohanLal that 'We must give back to the society from whom we generate our wealth'.

As leaders in the automotive industry, we fully realized our responsibility to the fast changing industrial environment and understand our role in Sustainable Development of the Nation.

Hero MotoCorp has introduced Green initiatives in the organisation in Product Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and all the functions.At Hero we have taken several initiatives to reduce Carbon, Water & Waste footprint.

We care for the environment

Green Building

Our latest plants have been developed on the green building concept i.eNeemrana Manufacturing plant, GPC, HGCIT facility Jaipur are LEED IGBC certified these are Hero’s one-of-a-kind-garden factories. From efficient building envelope, to the Big Foot air handlers, to water and energy optimisation - the Garden Factory demonstrates HMCL’s environmental aspirations.

Green Roof

Put together all are our plants cover 1,16,500sq meters of green Roof, the latest being 25000sqm in 2016-17 at Vadodara. Hero's green roof helps to conserve energy by moderating the temperature on the roof and within surrounding areas. It also helps to reduce the storm water runoff volume and peak flow rate dramatically. The green roof can restore aesthetic and ecological value of open urban spaces. It addition to this, it protects conventional roofing systems by doubling the service life of the underlying waterproof membrane.

Green Bio walls and Green Houses

Our latest plants Green Houses with Green Roof, with Hydroponics technology, in which it requires only 2% of water as compare to actual farming.By recycling carbon dioxide into the greenhouse, we enhance the plants photosynthesis. The green walls Generates Oxygen and gives back to work environment.

Sewage Treatment Plant

Hero ensures that sewage is biologically treated to attain efficacy. This treatment plant is designed to accommodate up to 6 hours of holding and ensuring effluent is 100% treated and recycled into soft water that is used in cooling towers.

Zero Liquid Discharge Plant

To prevent water pollution, Hero has also invested in an Effluent Treatment Plant which is capable of treating waste water that contains degreasing chemicals, acidic/ alkaline nature, plating waste, heavy metals and waste oil that is generated out of processes. The Waste water is either re-used in general activities or recycled back to processes with help of reverse osmosis process and multi effect evaporators thereby reducing the fresh water foot print.We recycle 90% of our waste water back to the process using Zero liquid discharge platform. Balance 10% is being reused for horticulture activities.

Rain Water Harvesting

All or plants are equipped with efficient rain water harvesting system which captures the rain water runoff and recharged into the aquifer thereby improving the ground water levels with total rain water harvesting potential of 25lakhs cubic meters which is much more than annual water requirement. The Rain water Harvesting scheme extend up to the surrounding community and villages with an objective to control the rain water runoff, maintain ground water levels hence improve water security and minimise water logging / flooding.

Waste Food Recycling

Hero ensures hygienic disposal of municipal waste through its organic waste converter, which in turn generates manure. This waste goes through 15 minutes of treatment and is then homogenized and odour free. It is turned into compost in the next two weeks and finally is available for landscaping and greening applications. The waste treatment helps in preventing generation of methane which has 25 times more global warming potential as compared to CO2.

Paint Conservation

Along with preventing water pollution, Hero MotoCorp does its very best to prevent releasing pollutants in the air as well. The company is gradually adopted water based painting system and advanced robotic painting system which improves paint transfer efficiency. Our latest Vadodara plant is provided with a unique feature of VOC control in the paint shop using the concept of Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTO) to treat the VOC before letting the emission into the environment.

Energy Conservation

Company has taken several initiative towards conservation of energy and carbon reduction during the year 2016-17

  • Company has very aggressive plans for expanding its renewal energy base, total solar PV capacity has been enhanced to 5.6 MW.In Fy 2016-17 itself we have added 3.0 MW Solar power including 2.0 MW at Vadodara plant roofemission and 1 MW Solar Power Plant at Haridwar plant. It will have positive impact on CO2 emission.
  • 100% LED lights are installed in all our latest plants and 40% of the conventional lights of our existing plants have changed to LED.
  • Closed type Cooling Tower at Dharuhera Plant having highly efficient cooling system irrespective of ambient conditions with Energy reduction by 36%. Savings of 1.17 Lac KWH/year
  • Small capacity Centrifugal compressor have been installedat Dharuhera Plant replacing screw type compressors resulting in energy reduction by 33% (Savings of 5 Lac KWh/year).
  • Energy Conservation at Gurgaon Plant expanding VAM by 150 TR., Reduced power consumption by increasing LED lights, Occupation sensors in toilets, trip circuits for ideal running machines, Replacement of AC’s with five star rating and VFD’s.
  • Reduction in power consumption in Canteen & Admin block VRV control through RTC and by installation of Air Conserve System in Plant Utility system at Neemrana Plant resulting in combined saving of 16.4 Lac KWH
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