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Grasim's VSF units bag F&S Sustainability 4.0 awards
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Harihar and Kharach units of Grasim that produce viscose staple fibre (VSF) have bagged Frost & Sullivan's Sustainability 4.0 awards at the 2016 edition of 'India Sustainability Summit' held in Mumbai recently.
 
Grasim's unit at Harihar in Karnataka, which houses a facility for the manufacture of both VSF and rayon grade pulp, the basic raw material for VSF, was awarded the 'Frost & Sullivan's Sustainability 4.0 Award in Challengers Category – Large Business'.
 
The VSF plant at Kharach in Gujarat, which employs the most modern technology giving it a competitive edge in the export market, received 'Certificate of Merit - Challengers Category – Large' this year.
 
The awards were given away after the summit held with a mission to assist the adoption of sustainable practices across Indian companies. At the event eminent persons from various businesses spoke about the different initiatives taken by their companies with respect to sustainability.
 
On behalf of Grasim's units, the awards were received by Rajeev Gopal, global chief marketing officer of Grasim's Pulp & Fibre business, and Ajay Sardana, vice president & head – sustainability of Grasim's Pulp & Fibre business.
 
“Sustainability is critical to business success and continuity in today's world and organisations that will be at the forefront of sustainable business practices will be the ones that will have a competitive edge,” said Gopal.
 
As a keynote speaker from Grasim, Sardana gave presentation on 'Product Life Cycle Management' ad spoke about Birla Cellulose's initiatives regarding its commitment towards a sustainable company. He explained the efforts at Birla Cellulose right from seeding to pulping, to processing and manufacturing.
 
He also spoke about the responsible wood sourcing policy and explained how Birla Cellulose strictly adheres to all environment laws and regulations applied by respective countries for wood sources. “Our key raw material—wood pulp—is sourced through a responsible wood sourcing policy which takes care of high conservation forest, bio-diversity and more is planted than cut” he explained.
 
He highlighted “Studies on LCA of viscose from cradle to factory gate” conducted by the company through international agencies, across its various products and plants. The findings show viscose in a better light compared to most other fibres in sustainability credentials. The fibre being eco-friendly and bio-degradable has the highly acclaimed Oeko-Tex 100 Certificate which states it as being safe on a baby skin. (RKS)
 

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