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DSM continues to drive sustainable engineering plastics production in India

Singapore, SG, 09 Dec 2013 16:15 CET

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, continues to deliver on its commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of its operations. Following a dramatic reduction in water consumption at its engineering plastics site in Pune, India, announced earlier this year, the site will now meet 25% of its energy needs with renewable energy.
DSM's engineering plastics site in Pune, India

In order to achieve this significant improvement, DSM has entered into an agreement with a local wind energy producer. Over the coming years, this share is expected to increase to 50%.

The DSM site in Pune produces compounds of thermoplastic polyesters and polyamides, and has already established a strong track-record of highly efficient water management. Thanks to increased process water recycling and rigorous monitoring of potential water leakages, the operation’s water footprint was dramatically reduced by two-thirds in 2012.

Sustainability as a core value and a business growth driver

Following the announcement of the new energy deal, Geert Bonte, Global Manufacturing Director said: “DSM regards the search for more sustainable solutions as a key driver for success and profitability. In addition to delivering sustainability via the plastics we produce and the applications in which they are used, we also put a strong emphasis on further minimizing the environmental impact of our operations by reducing energy and water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.”