Sterlite Copper has bagged the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Water Award under Industrial Water Efficiency category.
According to its statement on Thursday, Sanjay Karn, Head, Corporate Affairs received the award from Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister, National Capital Territory of Delhi and Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, at a programme organised in New Delhi.
The award was in recognition of the company’s excellence in reduction of specific water consumption, waste water treatment system, zero discharge and awareness on water conservation among employees. FICCI in association with the HSBC launched the annual Water Awards with the aim of recognising efforts and leadership in the area of water efficiency and conservation and developing a knowledge base on sustainable water management practices adopted by different stakeholders and disseminate best practices for encouraging their adoption.
The entries for the awards depict the wide range of initiatives Indian companies are taking to conserve water resources. Initiatives adopted range from rainwater harvesting; wastewater treatment, water audits and technology modification for reduction in freshwater consumption and reuse of wastewater.