RCF bags Greentech Environment award for 2nd straight time
Kapurthala Oct 15 | Thursday, Oct 15 2009 IST
Rail Coach Factory (RCF) has bagged the prestigious Greentech Environment Excellence Gold Award 2009 consecutively for the second year. RCF General Manager Pradeep Kumar received the award from Greentech Foundation in the 10th Annual Greentech Conference on Environment Management held at Kovalam (Kerala) on October 12. More than 300 corporate houses, Public Sector Undertakings, Government bodies, NGOs and others, participated in the conference.
Selected Companies were awarded the Greentech Environment Excellence Gold and Silver Awards across many categories such as Cement, Engineering, Construction, Hospitality, Chemicals and Fertilisers etc.
RCF has taken many strides to conserve energy and made its contribution to sustainable environment management. About 7000 tubelights of 40 Watts tube lights have been replaced with 28 Watts energy saving fittings. Now Indian Railways have also entered into a contract with a US company under a CDM Project to replace all the incandescent lights with CFLs and work on this project is likely to start soon. Measures have also been taken to improve the design of RCF built coaches to make them environment friendly by using Controlled Discharge Toilets System to eliminate filth from the station area as this system operates when the train picks up a speed of 30 kmph.
Further, to achieve zero discharge of toilet waste, eco- friendly biological toilets have also been developed. RCF has already acquired ISO 9001-2000 certification and was the first organisation in the country to obtain ISO-14001 certification for both workshop and township. The GM emphasised the need to make a shift from private transportation to public transportation in a big way and construct green buildings to save the energy for future generation. He congratulated RCF officials for their contribution in achieving eco-friendly environment and urged them to present the factory as a model of sustainable development to the rest of the world.
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