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HCCB’s factory in Bidadi Industrial Area conferred with Gold Medal in the India Green Manufacturing Challenge Awards

  • - In all, 57 top class factories were in the fray

  • - HCCB factory was the top scorer to receive the Apex Award

  • - The award is based on an onsite assessment by a third party

  • - The assessment is carried out against 15 indicators of the Green Manufacturing barometer

Bengaluru, September 10, 2020 – Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB), one of India’s top FMCG companies, has bagged Gold Medal in the prestigious India Green Manufacturing Challenge 2020 organized by the International Research Institute for Manufacturing (IRIM). The Apex Award has been conferred on HCCB’s Bidadi factory in recognition of the consistent progress made in the adoption of sustainable manufacturing practices. The factory got the top scores for the Apex Award basis an onsite assessment conducted by the IRIM team of experts.

Speaking about the significance of the award, Alok Sharma, Executive Director, Supply-Chain, HCCB, said, “We are absolutely delighted to receive such a prestigious honour. The Gold Medal is a testimony to our commitment to sustainability. The team worked diligently to implement, internalize and institutionalize the overall framework of sustainable manufacturing. This recognition will further inspire the team to continue on the journey to attain our sustainability goals.”

International Research Institute for Manufacturing, as an unbiased third party evaluates and rates all the manufacturing factories based on their onsite assessment called Priority Adapt, a unique green manufacturing barometer. The assessment is carried out basis the weightage provided to the 15 indicators of IRIM’s Green Manufacturing Barometer. The result of the Priority-Adapt onsite assessment is expressed on a scale ranging between 200 to 800 points. The factories scoring more than 700 points qualify for Gold.

Due to the global spread of COVID 19 and the subsequent nationwide lockdown implemented by the government, this year’s award program will be telecast on ET Now channel during the second week of September.

The India Green Manufacturing Challenge was conceptualized by International Research Institute for Manufacturing to provide a competitive platform for manufacturing units based in India by recognizing their consistent progress made in improving sustainability.

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