Green Certifications and implementation of Environment Management System on Indian Railways

FPJ BureauUpdated: Tuesday, June 08, 2021, 12:37 PM IST
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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Indian Railways and Confederation of Indian Industry in July 2016 for facilitation of Green initiatives on Railways. 39 Workshops, 7 Production Units, 8 Loco Sheds and one Stores depot have been ‘GreenCo’ certified. These include 2 Platinum, 15 Gold and 18 Silver ratings.

Green certification mainly covers assessment of parameters having direct bearing on the environment, such as, energy conservation measures, use of renewable energy, Green House Gas emission reduction, water conservation, waste management, material conservation, recycling etc.

19 Railway Stations have also achieved Green Certification including 3 Platinum, 6 Gold and 6 Silver ratings. 27 more Railway Buildings, Offices, Campuses and other establishments are also Green certified including 15 Platinum, 9 Gold and 2 Silver ratings.

In addition, over 600 Railway Stations have been certified for implementation of the Environment Management System to ISO: 14001 in the last two years. A total of 718 stations have been identified for ISO: 14001certification.

On Central Railway, 5 railway buildings have been awarded Green certification including Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

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