Environment Protection and Conservation / Sustainability Projects Undertaken by HAL:
  1. As a Part of MoU, in order to measure the degree of success in implementing the Sustainability Projects / activities undertaken during the year 2013-14, two Projects in Sustainability were taken up by HAL, Facilities Management Division, Bangalore Complex. The details of the same are as indicated below:

    • Water is increasingly becoming a valuable resource because of the depletion of water table. In order to conserve this, HAL has adopted Roof-Top Rain Water Harvesting System in its Townships. Due to Bountiful rains in 2013-14, HAL was able to harvest 2254.61 KL of Rain Water against a target of 700 KL. This has resulted in solving water shortage problem in urban areas like Bangalore, considerably.
    • Reduction in consumption of Electrical Power was another activity which was taken up under Sustainability Development. Measures like use of solar street lights, replacement of high energy consuming street lights with LED/CFL lights, relining of furnaces etc., have been done for energy conservation. Shop Floors are installed with transparent sheets for natural lighting. The Company achieved a reduction in consumption of Electrical Power by 12 Lakh Kilo Watt Hours (KWH) in 2013-14 against a target of 10 Lakh KWH.

  2. Reduction of Green house Gases (GHGs) Emission has become one of the top most priorities to reduce Global Warming. In this connection, the Company has been able to achieve 1075 tons of CO2 reduction against a MoU target of 200 tons and the same is linked to Energy audit.

  3. The Company had adopted Sustainability Reporting and Disclosure of Procedures and Practices as one of the evaluating criteria.  Accordingly, the Sustainability Report will be released in 2014.

  4. HAL has been conferred with “Global Green Award – 2014” in recognition of its Environmental & Sustainable practices. HAL was one of the Companies from 52 Countries to receive this prestigious award from Association Otherways Management & Consulting (France) at a function in Berlin, Germany. The selection criterion was based on information, polls and voting. A voting process was carried out by mail, Internet, based on the concepts such as customer satisfaction, leadership, continuing education and training, business results, ISO 9001 – 14001 - 22000, TQM and TQCS (Top Quality Customer Satisfaction Standards). The information was gathered through consultation of the media (print and electronic) consultancy companies, advertising agencies, trade fairs and exhibits, Chamber of Commerce , embassies, polls including the online Macro Poll which was analyzed by the Global Green Award Selection Committee.

  5. HAL has commissioned a Paper Recycling Unit to process the waste paper from Offices for making files, folders and other stationery items. The plant has a capacity to process 75 Kgs of waste paper. This is one of the initiatives taken by HAL towards conservation of trees.

  6. As part of Municipal Solid Waste (MSD) Management activity, two units of Organic Waste Converters (OWCs) are installed at the Senior Officers Quarters in Bangalore during the year 2012-13.The OWC will convert kitchen and other organic waste into garden manure. It is a step towards achieving zero waste disposals in the townships.

  7. In another initiative towards Solid Waste Management, two units of Biogas Plants with a capacity of 500kg/day and 1000kg/day each are installed at the Central Test House (CTH) area by Facilities Management Divisions of HAL, Bangalore. The biogas generated is being used for cooking.

  8. The company also understands the importance of renewable energy and has earnestly started incorporating this source into the energy mix. A 25 KW roof top solar power plant has been commissioned at our Nasik unit and a 100KW plant is planned in Bangalore in 2014-15. Solar streetlights have also been installed. The company is also evaluating the proposal for establishing a 5MW wind power plant in the state of Karnataka. The company aims to take progressive steps towards a sustainable future though better energy management.