Sustainability at Heubach India, Gujarat

The only way to ensure our commercial success over the long term is by adopting a sustainable approach in dealing with the requirements and needs of our stakeholders and the environment.

Sustainability & Compliance

As a manufacturer of chemical raw materials, we cannot completely avoid environmental impacts, as our company uses up resources, and the production process produces emis­sions, wastewater, and waste. However, we can continuously minimize the risk of polluting factors and thereby ensure that we take careful, responsible action with respect to the environment.

Heubach India committed to improving our environment, and as a part of our plantation program that has stretched across 25 years, we have succeeded in planting more than 50,000 saplings & plants in and around our manufacturing units.

50,000 saplings and trees

Heubach India is proud to host a large number of species of trees, plants, birds and insects as a result of our biodiversity initiative. This has come about from a plantation program stretching across 20 years, which has resulted in planting more than 50.000.

 

Recycle Reuse Reduce

Heubach India has a DSIR Recognized Research & Development Center, where 3R - Recycle, Reuse & Reduce is the objective. We take pride in developing greenery effient product development with minimum waste generation plants and trees in and around our manufacturing units.

Waste Management

As part of the Integrated Waste Management, Heubach India has developed a unique process to manufacture Aluminium Hydrotalcite using an Eco-Green synthesis, which is widely used for multiple applications.

 

Renewable Energy

Heubach India recognises that water is the most precious commodity and over the years extensive R&D has been dedicated to water recycling. Over one third of our original water consumption is recycled back for use in our plants. Development work is ongoing to further recycle treated waste water.

 

85% Reduced Solid Waste

Heubach India is the first pigment manufacturing company to introduce IWMSystem (Integrated Waste Management) where waste streams from the green and blue plants are used in a third global size plant to manufacture Aluminium Hydroxide. This reduces solid waste by 85% and is a perfect example of Responsible Care practice in manufacturing. We are the only manufacturer of Phthalocyanine Pigments in the world having Integrated Waste Management System.

 

Sewage Treatment

Further to our water initiative we have recently installed a sewage treatment plant based on MBBR technology and recycle our treated sewage water on a daily basis is used in our utilities and for gardening.

 


Water Recycling

Heubach India recognises that water is the most precious commodity and over the years extensive R&D has been dedicated to water recycling. Over one third of our original water consumption is recycled back for use in our plants. Development work is ongoing to further recycle treated waste water.

 

Optimum Consumption

At Heubach India, energy use is a key focus area and a number of initiatives have been taken to reduce power consumption, re-design and engineer plants for optimum consumption. All the exterior and interior lighting in the Heubach plants has been changed to LEDs to conserve energy and save costs.

 

Zero Liquid Discharge

Heubach India is presently working actively to develop a zero liquid discharge facility which would be a first for any major pigment manufacturing plant. This throws up a lot of challenges on how to clean the water, manage the solid waste responsibly and achieve the high levels of clean water required for our manufacturing activity. A large pilot plant has been setup.

Cycle of Life - Kitchen Garden

Cycle of life has been implemented and is practiced with the plantation of Heubach Indias kitchen garden where we grow our own vegetables and fruits which are used in our kitchen. All organic waste including kitchen waste goes to our vermi-culture and vermi-compost area and the resultant high quality organic manure goes back to the kitchen garden completing our little version of the cycle of life. All meals at Heubach India are served hot, healthy and are free for all employees and visitors to the plant.

Responsible Care

Heubach India is proud to be a practicing Responsible Care company, and the first pigment company in India to do so. Heubach India was awarded the Best Responsible Care company in India for the year 2017 and practices all the 7 codes of Responsible Care diligently.

Ammonia Concentration Plant

A big challenge for pigment blue manufacturers is ammonical nitrogen in the waste water. Heubach India is the only pigment producer having an Ammonia Concentration plant where the ammonium carbonate is converted to liquid ammonia and sold as a useful bi-product. A part of the IWMSystem.

CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility

Learn more about Heubach Indias efforts towards corporate social responsibility.