EMC India sets example through waste management drive

EMC India sets example through waste management drive

Greentech Lead India: EMC India has conducted a waste
management awareness program at its Bangalore campus as part of the company’s
commitment to improving performance and reporting progress around three key
priorities – energy and climate change, material use and waste, and
water.   

Volunteers from EMC India COE’s ‘Green Club’ conducted a
waste segregation demonstration for employees. The demonstration covered
best practices to be followed at home for waste management of different kinds
of waste articles like dry waste, wet waste, e-waste, bio-medical waste and
hazardous wastes.

Methods to compost waste at home were also shown to the
employees. This activity also included a ‘Pledge’ drive which urged employees
to vote and pledge to be responsible in waste management.

EMC India COE also plans to expand this project to
schools in the city. The project is designed to sensitize students and will
include information and learning activities on solid waste management that will
encourage them to be conscious about waste and adapt to appropriate systems to
reduce waste in their surroundings.

EMC is constantly pursuing opportunities to eliminate waste
throughout the value chain and at all of its owned and operated locations. The
company is continuously working to encourage conservation and improve recycling
and re-use, from facilities to product development and packaging to end-of-life
management. EMC is committed to using less and reusing more, while protecting
environmental and human health from risks throughout the value chain.

EMC is also widely recognized for its Corporate
Governance Practices and was ranked 19th on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s
11th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List in 2010.

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