8 March 2016

Tata Motors joins RE100 clean energy movement

Tata Motors is aiming to source 100 per cent of its electricity from renewables as part of the RE100 initiative of international organisations transitioning to clean energy.

The Indian automotive giant is the second major Indian company to join the RE100 movement in recent days.

Currently, 8 per cent of Tata Motors’ electricity is covered by renewable energy with wind power and solar photovoltaic installations generating 22 megawatts at three of its manufacturing facilities.

The company is now working on a range of deals to source more renewable energy from other projects.

In a statement, Arvind Bodhankar, Chief Sustainability Officer of Tata Motors Limited, said: “Our climate change policy aims to maximize the use of renewable energy in our manufacturing operations. Doing so will not only reduce our carbon emissions, but also lead to long-term financial savings.

Bodhankar added: “The RE100 movement shows that the transition to renewable energy is achievable and it offers a powerful network to support and celebrate businesses increasing their use of renewable power. Tata Motors is proud to join such an initiative.”

Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate Group, the organisation that introduced the RE100 campaign, said: “Businesses have a fundamental role to play in delivering a low carbon economy, and the Paris Agreement is giving them the confidence to go further and faster in their efforts. Tata Motors is one of the first companies to seize the opportunity post Paris, and we know many more will follow.”

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