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NCR’s Manufacturing Facilities Continue to Go GREEN!


NCR’s newest manufacturing facility in Chennai, India received the prestigious Gold Certification award from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). The Chennai facility is NCR’s third manufacturing plant globally to achieve Green Building Certification and first to triumph with a Gold Certificate. The IGBC handles the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Certifications in India and is a core board member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) represented by the likes of USA, UK, Germany, Australia & Sweden.

 

Recognized globally for its Omni-channel technologies, NCR won this prestigious factory specific green building award for its utilization of renewable resources, excellent features and advanced technologies. The plant is one of the few facilities in Mahindra World City’s Chennai campus to obtain IGBC Green Factory certification.

 

It has always been important for NCR to manufacture its products in a facility that is sustainable and environmentally responsible. It is also very important to NCR’s customers and consumers that use the company’s solutions.

 

The salient features of the plant which led to this achievement of national excellence include:

 

  • 84% of facility functions using natural daylight as light source
  • More than 30% water savings
  • Turf area less than 5% of greenbelt
  • Drought tolerant & native species cover 95% of greenbelt
  • Energy savings of more than 24%
  • 80KW solar capacity catering to 16% of power requirements

 

“It is an extremely proud moment for the NCR team to be awarded with a Gold Certificate by IGBC for our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. This achievement is the outcome of the continued focus on creating environmentally friendly initiatives from the initial stages of construction,” said, Navroze Dastur, managing director, NCR India. “As a responsible organization, we have always endeavored to implement effective and innovative measures that not only assist the company, but also keep a concerned eye on the environment around us.”

 

NCR’s Budapest, Hungary plant was certified and awarded the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) for its facility — Europe’s de facto measure used to describe a building’s environmental performance in sustainable design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognized measures of a building’s environmental performance.

 

NCR also was awarded the LEED Certification for speed and innovation in green design and construction for its Columbus, GA, manufacturing plant — one of the very first LEED certified, retrofitted manufacturing plants in the US.

 

“NCR is committed to conducting all aspects of our business in an environmentally sound manner around the world,” said Rob Visintainer, vice president of Global Manufacturing & Quality, NCR. “We strive to minimize the environmental footprint of all our global operations and products and this recognition reinforces NCR’s commitment to being a concerned corporate entity and setting new benchmarks in manufacturing.”