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Yakult Danone India Makes Sustainability the Focus by Going Solar with SunSource Energy

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The company took a big step towards producing clean energy and reducing carbon footprints

The company has installed a Solar Plant at its state-of-art factory located in Sonipat, Haryana

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Yakult Danone India Private Limited today announced the successful commissioning of Yakult Group’s first ever global Solar plant installed at their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Haryana, India. The Solar project is developed by SunSource Energy, a leading provider of solar-based energy and storage solutions to commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. Setting up of this solar plant is in line with Yakult’s global Environmental Vision 2050. This project is a testament of Yakult Group’s commitment to take concrete actions to achieve the sustainability vision and targets announced in March 2021.

Hiroshi Hamada, MD, Yakult Danone India and Kushagra Nandan, Co-founder, MD & CEO, SunSource Energy

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Hiroshi Hamada, Managing Director, Yakult Danone India, said, “We believe in driving sustainability and growth through this initiative together with the right partner in SunSource Energy and we have leveraged their global experience and history of timely project implementation. We have not only reduced our dependence on conventional sources of energy, but we will also see a positive change in future. Strategically, we are looking at key trends to drive growth of our business and we see India as an exciting market. As a leading Probiotic fermented milk drink brand, we are trying our best to be exemplary and innovative both on the technical front and business model sides.”

Mr. Tomoyuki Iwama, Director, Yakult Danone India Private Limited added, “Sustainability is extremely important for Yakult Danone India. We are proud to lead the sustainability agenda for the Yakult Group by becoming the first manufacturing facility in the Yakult system to set-up a solar plant. SunSource Energy has helped us by delivering this innovatively designed project which has maximised the solar output for us.”

Kushagra Nandan, Co-founder, Managing Director and CEO, SunSource Energy remarked, “SunSource Energy is proud to be associated with Yakult Danone, which is a prestigious organisation with a rich 85+ year history. The Yakult Group is focused on sustainability, and we are delighted they chose us to help them in their energy transition journey.”

Adarsh Das, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, SunSource Energy said, “We are honoured that the Yakult Group has chosen us as their partners for their first ever global solar plant. This partnership is a testament to our team’s knowledge and expertise in the solar energy sector. As a leading provider of solar based energy solutions, we are proud to work with leading global giants such as Yakult Danone, in their journey towards net zero.”

This project incorporated innovative engineering to maximize the on-site solar capacity. The project is a unique combination of rooftop, ground mounted, and carport solar solutions and will cater to up to 25% of the plant’s energy requirement. The project is expected to generate approximately 8.8 lakh kWh of clean energy annually and will offset 810 tonnes of CO2 emission every year.

SunSource Energy has been working for more than a decade in the renewable energy space supporting Commercial and Industrial customers in their energy transition journeys. With a presence in major states in India, SunSource provides solar solutions to clients across industry verticals such as Food and Beverage, Automobiles, Cement, Pharmaceuticals, Data Centers.

About Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd.

Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd. is a 50:50 JV between Groupe Danone of France and Yakult Honsha, Japan. The JV was formed in 2005 to manufacture and launch probiotic products in the Indian market. The company pursues its global mission of contributing to the health and happiness of people around the world, by making people better informed about the positive effect of probiotics on health.

About SunSource Energy

SunSource Energy is a leading provider of solar-based energy and storage solutions to commercial and industrial (C&I) customers and manages the entire lifecycle of distributed solar projects. Headquartered in Delhi NCR, the company has a portfolio of over 400 MW of solar power projects, deployed, contracted, and under-development, across 24 states in India and Southeast Asia. SunSource is a subsidiary of SHV Energy, a 125-year-old Dutch multinational.

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CHANGSHA, China, Nov. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- SANY Group, ("SANY"), a globally leading enterprise of the high-end equipment manufacturing industry, is accentuating advancing sustainable development and the green manufacturing transformation of the heavy machinery industry, ahead of the COP28 UAE, that is set to take place from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai. The theme of the 13-day program this year is "Actionism," calling for people to rise to meet the climate change challenges.

The COP28 will center on four major paradigm shifts – namely accelerating the transition from fossil fuels, agreeing on climate finance shifts, emphasizing the role of people and nature in climate action, and ensuring the summit is an inclusive event that women, indigenous people, local communities, youth, countries and more can all be a part of.

SANY is responding actively and positively to the summit's agenda with concrete actions to promote the transformation of green manufacturing, bringing sustainable solutions to the industries of mining, construction, wind power, and more.

Taking green actions to build a sustainable future

SANY is vigorously expanding the use of green energy (renewables such as solar and wind) in production processes to reduce the reliance on traditional energy sources, lower carbon emissions, and support climate change actions. It has adopted multiple initiatives, especially in accelerating the R&D and application of wind energy, hydrogen, and electrification solutions, and achieved significant results.

SANY's subsidiary SANY Renewable Energy has been investing in and constructing wind farms to boost the proportion of wind power in the energy structure, through intelligent upgrades in manufacturing and creating intelligent workshops. By doing this, SANY Renewable Energy has reduced the overall unit energy consumption and carbon emissions by 15 percent compared to pre-upgrade.

In 2022, SANY has added more than 3,000 energy metering connections. SANY built China's first intelligent mixing station park and invested 3.22 million yuan in photovoltaic construction that will produce 900,000 kWh of power annually. The park will cut 887 tons of carbon emission, 242 tons of dust emissions, 26.7 tons of sulfide, and 13.4 tons of nitric oxide to achieve synergetic development of intelligent manufacturing and environmental conservation.

A total of 11 subsidiaries of SANY have installed photovoltaic power generation equipment, with clean energy usage amounting to 16.013 million kWh.

SANY is actively engaged in the R&D of hydrogen fuel cell technology to improve battery efficiency, reduce cost, and boost the production and storage capabilities, while expanding the applications of hydrogen energy.

Innovation-driven climate action tackles industry bottlenecks

Through establishing a green supply chain, SANY adopts renewable materials and environmentally friendly technologies to reduce resource waste and improve the sustainability of the supply chain.

SANY continues to improve the long-term mechanism for pollution prevention and control, strengthen the control of waste emissions including water, gas, and other hazardous substances, and be cautious of business and operation actions that could damage the ecological environment. In 2022, the group's wastewater and gas emissions met the standard rate of 100 percent, with a 100 percent compliance rate for hazardous waste disposal.

The group is also pushing for using environment-friendly materials to minimize pollution, so that the carbon reduction throughout the product life cycle also includes materials. In 2022, its VOCs emission density was 0.0011 tons per million revenue, a 39.71 percent reduction from the base year.

Meanwhile, the continuous upgrade of production techniques and processes, promotion of energy conservation technologies, and advancement of low-carbon technology development are not only playing key roles in improving production efficiency, but also reducing carbon footprint and aims to reach the "dual-carbon" goals.

Calling for the public's participation

SANY has been carrying out training programs and campaigns centered on environmental protection for employees, while further raising community engagement in terms of green, low-carbon, community-friendly, and educational innovation agendas. In 2022, the company employees completed 687.4 hours of volunteer work, and SANY invested 9.75 million yuan in the year to support 15 public welfare projects.

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In the context of increasingly severe issues of global climate change, SANY, as a leader in the green industry, is committed to promoting sustainable development and actively joining global efforts to address climate change through comprehensive initiatives such as green supply chains, green energy, and carbon emission reduction.

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