HUL switches to green alternatives; undertakes coal-free operations


Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has eliminated the utilization of coal altogether in its activities and replaced it with alternative fuels like biomass and biodiesel.

To form this easier, the corporate has partnered with biomass suppliers and native farmers, to confirm the sustainable supply of green fuel and to create the required adjustments for renewable energy in its coal-fired boilers.

The transition from coal to renewable energy sources has also resulted within the Company saving. As an example, one of all HUL’s largest Home Care plants, found new solutions to scale back coal consumption that helped achieve INR 3.5 crore fuel saving while reducing 4 million kg of CO2 and increasing fuel efficiency.

The Chairman and executive of HUL, Sanjiv Mehta said, “This could be a milestone in our Compass journey and our commitment to achieving zero output in our operations by 2030.

“As a corporation, we’ve got always strived to be human and a gorgeous planet and firmly believe that responsible business is that the only way forward,” Mehta said. Willem Uijen, decision-maker of Procurement, HUL said, “I am pleased that we will remove our new industries from our acquisition of GSK and immediately use renewable energy.

“The impact of this transformation not only complements HUL’s green footprint but additionally improves the air condition around its industries and improves farmers’ earning via the acquisition of biomass,” Uijen stated.

The journey to no coal utilizations started five years ago when Unilever devoted itself to eliminate coal in its 2020 production methods. The corporate achieved its goals because it had committed and has now successfully transformed its three Nutrition industries acquired as a part of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSK).

The newly obtained nutrition manufacturing units consisted of boilers running over coal that had been transformed into biomass/biodiesel boilers. HUL’s production units are already operating a 100% renewable energy grid from 2019 through on-site solar production, solar and wind production, and hydro facility purchases.

The company’s Nashik Food and Recreation Unit has deployed the manufacturers of three outdoor turbine generators to use the captives additionally to the Photovoltaic solar plant. From coal to green petrol will provide impetus to HUL’s efforts to confirm that 100% of all its energy comes from renewable sources, which the corporate will directly support renewable energy production.

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