Shared Earth's jute bag supplier in Kolkata has become the first factory in eastern India to receive the ‘Gold Standard’ from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), a significant step in its stride towards championing environmental sustainability.
The Gold Standard is described by the IGBC as representing ‘National Excellence’ in areas such as site selection and planning, water and energy conservation, use of raw materials, indoor environmental quality, occupational health of workers, and design processes. Salient features include:
- Solar power
- An effluent treatment plant
- Energy saving machines
- A rainwater harvesting system
- LED lights
- Less water consuming plants and trees
They’re an ‘eco hero’ supplier, at a time when global warming has become the key issue for humankind. "Just producing environmentally friendly bags is not enough for us," they say. "Our vision is to ensure a sustainable future, and this includes every step we undertake. The manufacturing of our products has to be done in the greenest way possible. we would sincerely like to thank IGBC for recognising our efforts in creating a minimum-waste, energy-efficient manufacturing infrastructure."