Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (Mahindra Reva), a global pioneer of electric vehicle technology, today announced that it has been awarded the ‘Platinum' Rating from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). The Mahindra Reva plant was awarded the ‘platinum rating' in the site review by IGBC and thus set a unique record of becoming the first automobile manufacturing facility in India to receive this certification.
Commenting on this milestone occasion, Dr Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said, "Mahindra Reva is all about creating the future of mobility solutions for sustainable living. With our new clean and green manufacturing facility at Mahindra REVA, we are in the process of establishing new benchmarks within the automobile industry. The IGBC Platinum Certification will go a long way in inspiring and enhancing our vision for a cleaner tomorrow".
Speaking on the occasion, Chetan Maini, Founder and Chief of Strategy & Technology, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., said, "We are delighted to receive the ‘Platinum' certification from an esteemed body like the Indian Green Building Council. We have taken extreme care to ensure that our new manufacturing plant is a sustainable facility in all aspects and adheres to the universally set benchmarks of the IGBC. This certification is a validation of our commitment towards a greener tomorrow."
Expressing delight over this landmark achievement, Mr C Shekar Reddy, Chairman IGBC- Hyderabad Chapter & President, CREDAI Andhra Pradesh said, "This milestone has further consolidated India's leadership role in promoting green buildings. We are confident that that many more companies in India will go the ‘Green' way", he added.
The IGBC Green Factory rating system is a measurement system designed for rating both new and existing factory buildings. Credits are awarded for adhering to mandatory requirements, site selection and planning, water, energy and material conservation, indoor environment quality, occupational health, innovations and design process.