Environment

Water

We understand water is a scarce resource and must be used optimally. We harvest rainwater in all our major operation sites in India for gardening purposes. Waste water is treated in three of our manufacturing plants for garden use. Last year we treated over 1,500 kilolitres of water. At our largest plant, we purify and recirculate used water for flushing. Our manufacturing processes do not need water, so we consume recycled water for gardening, human use and consumption. We have low-flow water fittings installed in our company-owned premises.

Waste

Any industrial process creates waste, and ours is no different. At Secure, we believe that the business must endure for generations. This drives us to ensure we are responsible custodians of the space around us. Eighty per cent of our industrial waste is re-used or recycled. What remains is responsibly disposed of according to industry best practices. We maintain our own lithium battery disposal pits to ensure safe and effective disposal of waste.

We have sewage treatment facilities in all our major plants, and we also use bio-digesters for all biodegradable waste. The solid waste is combined with compost to enrich our gardens safely.

Ecology

A green and natural environment is conducive to a healthy and happy work environment. The Secure facilities at Udaipur, Sanand and Solan in India are abundant with green trees and plants.

Gardens and plantations occupy more than 14 per cent of space on our premises.  Our gardens are filled with native trees and bushes. We are working on reducing the amount of water-hungry grass and increasing the amount of vegetables and fruits on our sites. These completely organic vegetables are used in our canteen. Any extra produce is sold to our employees. This has been a popular initiative, and we are trying to increase the production of vegetables in our premises.

Energy

The amount of energy we use is directly proportional to our carbon emissions. In 2011 we chose to look at how we could reduce our carbon intensity. Carbon intensity is the ratio of carbon emissions to our revenue.

Over the past few years, we have also installed around 500 kWp of solar power generation and around 50 kWp of solar hot water.

Our carbon intensity is now at an industry leading 0.174 MT CO2e/ `Mn

Secure is intent on reducing this further. We have committed to improving the efficiency of our buildings and our core processes. Building expansions are subject to strict specifications for energy performance.