Toyota Kirloskar Motor won the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Award’ for the year 2021. The automaker was honored with this award for its efforts towards adopting sustainable and environment-friendly practices across all its operations. The Director-General of Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat, Institute of Directors, presented this prestigious award to Raju B Ketkale, Executive Vice President (EVP)- Manufacturing at TKM. Furthermore, the brand has been recognized for its commitment towards the creation of a climate-resilient society guided by Toyota’s 2050 Carbon Neutrality Commitment.
“We are extremely pleased that our constant efforts to reduce energy consumption have been acknowledged. We have been investing enormous efforts to significantly improve energy efficiency, by reducing & monitoring daily energy consumption in each of the operational processes. Additionally, TKM has sourced over 94% of electricity from renewable sources of energy for its operations in Bidadi facility in FY 2020-21. As champions of green mobility solutions, Toyota is leading the way for a better tomorrow and has always emphasized environmentally sustainable solutions in every product that is manufactured, including our business operations. This award is a testimony to our consistent efforts to ensure energy efficiency and inspires us to continue to improve on our processes,” as commented by Raju B Ketkale, Executive Vice President, Manufacturing, TKM.
Toyota has implemented several Kaizen measures to ensure energy efficiency. These measures include the installation of in-house solar power plants at rooftops and ground in its facility in Bidadi, which has a combined capacity of 8.2MW of electricity. Besides this, the brand sources energy from outside solar parks and open access sourcing.
Talking about the Golden Peacock Awards (GPA), they are basically a set of prestigious national and global awards specifically designed to improve productivity and quality in organizations. The award is basically aimed at promoting business excellence by providing a Framework or Criteria for assessment that is based on similar principles as other awards throughout the world.