Indian Railways Persuing Sustainable Growth

Pursuing sustainable growth through preserving the environment is one of the hallmarks of Indian Railways. To further spread its green initiatives, Indian Railways had entered into a partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in July 2016.

As part of this partnership, CII is facilitating various railways’ production units, workshops and other units go the Greenway and in the process equipping them to green the operations and practices.

CII’s GreenCo Rating System is a first-of-its-kind rating in the world that facilitates companies in improving their overall green performance.

GreenCo focuses on major environmental areas including- energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, waste management, resource conservation, green supply chain, product stewardship and life cycle assessment.

As on date, GreenCo Rating is being implemented in 42 facilities (production units and workshops) of Indian Railways. 26 facilities of Indian Railways have achieved rating levels ranging across Certified, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, while the others are in the process of implementation. 

Indian Railways has not only reduced the environmental impact but has also been realizing substantial benefits, both tangible and intangible. The participation in GreenCo rating process has helped the Indian railways manufacturing units and workshops in achieving approximately INR 10 crores per year of saving.