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LANXESS India bags two CSR awards

LANXESS India bags two CSR awards

LANXESS India has been conferred with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution towards best Sustainable Business Practices by a Large Enterprise’ for the year 2018 and the Indian Chemical Council (ICC) Award 2017 Certificate of Merit for Social Responsibility. Both the awards were presented to LANXESS at different events held in Mumbai.

Namitesh Roy Choudhary, Vice President, PTSE, LANXESS India, received the IGCC Award for Sustainable practices. The award came on the back of the organization’s specific processes and systems to ensure that it follows social and environmental policies in the supply chain and conforms to all standards. LANXESS has been a founder member of Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative, which is a joint initiative of chemical companies that focus on the promotion of sustainability practices in the chemical industry’s supply chain around a single standard of auditing and assessment.

At its Jhagadia site, LANXESS has spent 20 percent of total building cost on sustainability projects like Effluent treatment plant, Sewage treatment plant, Multi-fuel boiler, Off-gas Incinerator and creating a Green zone. Similarly, the Nagda site has Co-generation plant, Wastewater treatment, Sewage treatment plant, Wastewater post-treatment plant and Off-gas Incinerator. Further, to significantly reduce Carbon foot-print, 96 percent of Jhagadia’s and 60 percent of Nagda’s export consignments have been shifted from road to railways.

The ICC Award 2017 Certificate of Merit for Social Responsibility was received by Neelanjan Banerjee, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, LANXESS India and Sunder Rajan, Head – CSR, LANXESS India. The organization initiated and completed twelve unique CSR projects across locations in the country in 2017. This included projects like Teach for India, empowering municipal school with digital classrooms, infrastructure development of municipal schools, sanitation & hygiene camps for working women from slums in Thane, upgrading healthcare facilities in Nagda Municipal Hospital by way of installing a sonography machine, maintenance of overhead water tank in Nagda supplying water to the local population and installing solar street lamps among others.

 

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