OREANDA-NEWS. Tata Chemicals (TCL) bagged the CII award for Excellence in Energy Management 2013 for the company's Babrala plant in Uttar Pradesh.TCL won the 'Energy Efficient Unit' award in the general category. The company was felicitated at the14th National Awards for Excellence in Energy Management 2013 at a gala function in Hyderabad. The award strengthens the company's commitment to environmental stewardship and its constant endeavour of meeting sustainability goals.

The Tata Chemicals Babrala plant was amongst 76 selected companies from around 232 applicants from across India. The company was selected based on its rigorous efforts for energy conservation during the last three years.

Speaking on the achievement, R Mukundan, MD, TCL, said, “All Tata Chemicals manufacturing plants have demonstrated sustainable performance in achieving targets on their energy, water and inclusivity dimensions and are becoming benchmarks on their environmental and safety performance.Our Babrala plant is amongst the most energy-efficient fertiliser plant in India. These prestigious awards and recognitions help us calibrate our approach to raise the bar and meet the emerging expectations around sustainable performance.”

The companies were evaluated based on criteria such as continuous improvements for energy conservation, recycling of waste, focus on renewable energy resources, latest energy management systems (ISO-50001), etc. Categories for the award include cement, power, building and general.

The objective of the awards was to recognise and award excellence in energy management in industries and to facilitate sharing of information by the best energy-efficient companies. The entire focus of the evaluation was to assess the trend of reduction in specific energy consumption, proximity to global best in energy consumption, innovation in identifying and implementing energy-saving projects, savings achieved, methodology adopted during the implementation, proven efforts taken by the company to sustain the savings, and utilisation of renewable energy and waste materials.

The Tata Chemicals Babrala plant has also been awarded the Sword of Honour four times by the British Safety Council.