Sustainability Approach
In Harmony With NAPCC
Larsen & Toubro’s climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy programmes are aligned with the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), released by the Prime Minister’s office, Government of India in 2008. The Company’s programmes are also being aligned to the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) ratified by the Government of India during the COP 21 – Paris Agreement.
Mission 1: Solar
Solar business provides a single-point EPC turnkey solution for solar PV-related projects
Solar business experience spans from flat to highly undulated as well as to landfill topographies with specialised technologies. The solar business has in-house capabilities of different module mounting structure types such as Fixed Tilt, Seasonal Tilt and HSAT to choose from for most optimal solutions
Key Projects
Installed solar capacity of 567 MWp till date for clients
Executed two 60 MWp tracker-based solar PV plants and the largest solar tracker system at Panaiyur village, Tamil Nadu, within a span of 8 months
18 L&T establishments are generating onsite solar energy for campus usage
Mission 2: Enhanced Energy Efficiency
Through focussed energy conservation projects, more than 82 million units (kWh) of energy saved avoiding over 68,000 ton of CO2 emissions at our establishments, cumulatively
Ahmednagar, Hazira, Kancheepuram, Pithampur and Pondicherry Campuses have implemented ISO 50001: 2000 (Energy Management Systems)
Over 20 certified energy auditors are working with L&T campuses and project sites
The E&A business helps its customers to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint through its products and services
L&T’s Control & Automation business has an Automation Training Centre at Navi Mumbai which offers an ‘Integrated Automation Training Course’ with focus on energy efficiency for fresh graduates
Mission 3: Sustainable Habitat
L&T has 16 Green Buildings within its campuses including one green factory at Vadodara
L&T has constructed more than 49 million sq. ft. of certified green space for its clients
As a part of the Sustainability Roadmap 2021, all new buildings within L&T campuses follow Green Building norms
Mission 4: Water
All 24 L&T Campuses in India are now Water Positive; a result of our painstaking efforts in constructing water storage structures, zero waste water, discharge and rainwater harvesting facilities across campuses and communities
8.71% of the total fresh water consumed at our campuses and project sites is reused / recycled
Over 20 million people in India have benefitted from L&T’s water infrastructure projects
With a track record of constructing over 51,000 km of water and waste water pipeline networks, and more than 4,000 MLD (million liters per day) of water, waste water and effluent treatment plants, L&T is India’s largest water infrastructure organisation
Mission 5: Strengthening the Himalayan Ecosystem
L&T continues to undertake large-scale tree plantation in and around projects being executed in Himalayan regions
Skill building programmes are conducted for the local youth to enhance their employability during the project execution phases
Health camps / medical camps are periodically conducted at project sites in this region
Mission 6: Green India
Campuses have more than 35% of the available open area under green cover
More than 150,000 trees are nurtured at L&T campuses
In 2016-17, L&T planted more than 295,000 trees at campuses and project sites
The Company monitors the tree plantation through a tree inventory portal
Guests are felicitated either by planting a sapling or by presenting a Tree Certificate at key campuses
Tree plantation and maintenance is a part of Integrated Community Development (ICD) – CSR project's overall plan, adopted across villages in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu
Mission 7: Sustainable Agriculture
Through 200 check dams constructed by the L&T Public Charitable Trust, tribal farmers in Talasari block near Mumbai can grow two crops instead of one, along with vegetable cultivation
At Vidisha, in Madhya Pradesh state, L&T has created more than 39 water reservoirs for the farmers. This intervention has led to 1,159 million litre of water storage/year which is used for growing crops like wheat and rice in the area. These reservoirs are part of individual farmlands, the soil is fertile and hence, India’s best quality wheat is grown in this region and up to two crops/year are harvested
The ICD project focusses on increasing availability of water for agriculture at water-stressed locations
The Water & Effluent Treatment (WET) business provides turnkey solutions in lift irrigation and canal rehabilitation
The Electrical & Automation (E&A) business offers a wide range of products and solutions for electricity distribution and control in the agriculture sector
The E&A business conducts training programmes for farmers in the use of motor starters and pump controllers which are widely used in agricultural fields across India
Solar pumps are provided by E&A business to enable farmers to reduce their dependency on conventional pumps
Mission 8: Strategic knowledge on Climate Change
The Company actively participates in institutional and industrial forums, and employees attend various capacity building programmes on climate change and green initiatives
Many in-house functional and technical capacity building programmes on sustainability and climate change are conducted, including:
CII - GBC certified programme on energy efficiency and climate change
Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioners (CSAP) programmes
Preparatory programmes for the Energy Auditor and Energy Manager examination conducted by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
Training programme on the GreenCo Rating System for Companies
GRI standards reporting framework
Prayag (the induction programme for new employees) covers sustainable development and climate change topics along with EHS and Human Rights
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Improving Attendance
Through Attention
Water Positive
L&T Creates History
in Nuclear Construction
Cream of
The Crop
Safer Project Execution
Also Reduces Costs
Safety First
Soil for Water –
A Winner All Round
Fallow Lands
Digitally Driven
Keeping an Eye on
Mumbai - The L&T Way
Improving Attendance Through Attention
Water Positive Campuses
L&T Creates History in Nuclear Construction
Cream of The Crop
Safer Project Execution Also Reduces Costs
Safety First
Soil for Water –
A Winner All Round
Re-powering Fallow Lands
Digitally Driven Schooling
Keeping an Eye on
Mumbai - The L&T Way