SKF’s office in Pune has been awarded the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating – Platinum – by the Indian Green Building Council.
Designed with a focus on energy and water efficiency, the building’s envelope material and lighting help it exceed LEED’s baseline building standards by approximately 60 per cent. In total, 65 per cent of the building’s electricity comes from roof-top solar panels and at peak office hours, it is energy neutral, as 100 per cent of its power requirement is drawn from solar energy.
Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director and Country Head, SKF India, said, “This certification is reflective of SKF India’s commitment to sustainable business development. We are delighted and thank all our partners who made this happen.”
SKF has a long standing focus on sustainability – defined by the ‘Beyond Zero’ strategy. LEED-certification is just one example of many actions taken to reduce environmental impacts along the full value chain. Another example is the Group’s focus on energy and carbon saving solutions within its own manufacturing, logistical and purchasing operations. SKF’s absolute energy use has been reduced by 15 per cent since 2006, during which time the Group’s sales have grown by 30 per cent.