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Sterlite Tech Won Nation's first Zero Waste to Landfill Certification for its Cable Plant

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CEO Insights team

CEO Insights team

Sterlite Tech, an international data network solution company won the Intertek’s (US) Zero Waste to Kandfill certification for its optical fibre cable manufacturing plant in Rakholi, Silvassa (India). The facility diverts more than 99 percent waste away from landfill, making it nation’s first of its kind optical fibre cable plant to get the third-party global certification.

Commenting on this, Akanksha Sharma, Head-CSR & Sustainability, Sterlite Tech, says, “We are committed to sustainable manufacturing and reducing environmental impact. Becoming India’s first large-scale telecommunications equipment manufacturing facility to receive Intertek’s Zero Waste to Landfill certification is a recognition of our consistent efforts in being responsible to the community and the environment.
Sterlite has eight manufacturing facilities across India, Italy, China and Brazil and earlier, its glass and optical fibre manufacturing plant at Aurangabad and its Specialty Cable manufacturing plant at Dadra, India received Near Zero Waste to Landfill Intertek certifications for diverting more than 95 per cent waste away from landfill.

“While mitigating the toughest challenges of our time – climate change and deteriorating ecosystem to human health risks – our Zero Waste to Landfill initiative reiterates the trust that our customers and partners have on us in India and world-wide. Our recycle and reuse initiatives have also helped us improve our manufacturing efficiency, bringing significant resource savings”, Akanksha adds.

Founded in 1988, Sterlite Technologies designs, builds and manages smarter digital networks globally. It provides end-to-end network solutions for global telecom companies, cloud companies, citizen networks and the defence. Known for its innovative capabilities, its technological solutions are developed at Centre of Excellence for broadband research and Centre for Smarter Networks for next-generation network applications.