Grasim has bagged Frost & Sullivan's Sustainability 4.0 awards at the 2016 edition of the India Sustainability Summit held in Mumbai. Grasim's unit at Harihar in Karnataka, which houses a facility for manufacturing both viscose staple fiber and rayon grade pulp, was awarded the Frost & Sullivan's Sustainability 4.0 Award in Challengers Category – Large Business.
The VSF plant at Kharach in Gujarat, which employs the most modern technology giving it a competitive edge in the export market, received the Certificate of Merit - Challengers Category – Large this year.
The awards were given away after the summit which was held with a mission to assist the adoption of sustainable practices across Indian companies. At the event eminent persons from various businesses spoke about the different initiatives taken by their companies with respect to sustainability.
The awards were received by Rajeev Gopal, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Grasim’s Pulp & Fiber business, and Ajay Sardana, VP and Head-Sustainability of Grasim’s pulp and fiber business.
Sardana gave a presentation on product life cycle management and spoke about Birla Cellulose’s initiatives regarding its commitment towards a sustainable company. He explained the efforts at Birla Cellulose right from seeding to pulping to processing and manufacturing.