As the world looks to heavy industry to help drive emissions cuts, Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd, Mahindra Heavy Engines Ltd have, have pledged to put energy efficiency at the heart of their business growth strategies by joining EP100.
EP100 is a global collaborative initiative on energy productivity led by The Climate Group in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy. This announcement comes just ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit (September 12-14), where Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, will address leaders from business, states, regions and cities who will come together in San Francisco to “Take Ambition to the Next Level”.
Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group, said, “I am excited to see such a significant group of large energy users’ step up their efforts on energy efficiency. Lowering energy use in sectors like auto-manufacturing is an ambitious task, but the figures speak for themselves – making smarter use of energy boosts the bottom line and drives down greenhouse gas emissions. These announcements will inspire many more to come on board, accelerating a clean economy.”
Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd has committed to doubling its energy efficiency by 2041 (2016 baseline); Mahindra Heavy Engines Ltd by 2041 (2016 baseline). Mahindra & Mahindra and Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. are already members of EP100, having joined in 2016.
In addition to this, Mahindra Electric, a Mahindra Group company, has signed EV100, a global initiative bringing together forward looking companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and making electric transport the new normal by 2030. Another Group company, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. has committed to RE 100, setting a 100% renewable electricity target for its entire global operations by 2050.