At Dabur, environment and nature is the lifeline of our business. With a portfolio of Ayurveda and nature-based products, conservation of nature & natural resources is deep rooted in our organizational DNA, and in every aspect of our ever-growing business.
We, at Dabur, have not merely incorporated the concept of sustainability into the core of our business but have, in fact, expanded it to encompass our aspirations and responsibilities to the society and to the environment. It is this concept that inspires us to optimize our business performance to tackle the new and growing challenges of environment and technology.
It is a concept on which we aspire to build an organization that will continue to increase value for all our stakeholders for generations to come, through intensive focus on Conservation of Energy and Technology Absorption, along with Health, Safety and Environment Protection.
Conservation of Energy
Dabur has been undertaking a host of energy conservation measures. Successful implementation of various energy conservation projects have resulted in a 13.8% reduction in the Company’s energy bill in the 2008-09 fiscal alone. What was noteworthy was the fact that this reduction has come despite an 8-9% volume increase in manufacturing, and an average 11.7% increase in cost of key input fuels.
The host of measures – key among them being use of bio-fuels in boilers, generation of biogas and installation of energy efficient equipment – helped lower the cost of production, besides reduce effluent and improve hygiene conditions & productivity.
Dabur has also made continuous efforts towards technology absorption and innovation, which have contributed towards preserving natural resources. These efforts include:
Minimum use of water in process by pre-concentration of herbal extract and reduction in concentration time
Uniform heating in VTDs by hot water as against steam earlier, resulting in 30% reduction in bulk wastage by using non-stick coating and formulation change
Improvement in water treatment plant through introduction of RO (Reverse Osmosis) system for DM water, reutilization of waste water from pump seal cooling and RO reject waste-water management
Introduction of water efficient CIP system with recycling of water in fruit juice manufacturing
Development of in-house technology to convert fruit waste into organic manure by using the culture Lactobacilus burchi
The Company has achieved a host of significant benefits in terms of product improvement, cost reduction, product development, import substitution, cleaner environment and waste disposal, amongst others.
Health Safety & Environmental Review
Renewing the commitment to Health Safety and Environment, Dabur has formulated a policy focusing on People, Technology and Facilities. A dedicated “Safety Management Team” has also been put in place to work towards the prevention of untoward incidents at the corporate and unit level, besides educate & motivate employees on various aspects of Health, Safety and Environment.
The Company is also continuously monitoring its waste in adherence with the pollution control norms. In pursuance of its commitment towards the society, efforts have also been initiated to conserve and maintain the ground water level. The efforts include implementation of rainwater harvesting, which has delivered encouraging results and has put the company on the path to becoming a Water-Positive Corporation.
Dabur also initiated a Carbon Foot Print Study at the unit level with an aim to become a carbon positive Company in years to come.
At Dabur, we are committed to sustainable development throughout our diverse operations. And, we will strive to translate the good intentions into concrete and lasting results, contributing to the ultimate good of the society.