But that' s not al: The necessary water supplies in drought periods come from the site’s huge water reservoirs. “In 2021, Huf India developed a rainwater harvesting concept in response to the growing water crisis in the city of Pune. We doubled the capacity of an already existing cistern and in 2021 we collected thousands of cubic meters of rainwater, preventing waste of this precious resource,” reports Umakant Mathpati, as Continuous Improvement Manager responsible for these projects. The cistern water is used for irrigation of trees and gardens and as service water in lavatories. Near the enlarged cistern, an additional recreation and open-air training area was erected. Recycling materials were used wherever possible in the construction as well as renovation of all buildings
Let the sun shine: Huf India is harnessing the power of the sun
The biggest contribution to improve the carbon footprint of Huf India is the solar plant installed on ground as well as on the roof of the factory halls. Since project start in December 2019, 2,727 solar modules were installed, producing electricity for the site. Thus, about 25 percent of the annual electricity demand of Huf India are covered by solar energy. This sums up to a 25 percent reduction of CO2 emissions.