SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certiﬁcation services company, said Welspun Flooring Limited has become the first company to achieve certification under its new Zero Waste Standard.
This new global certification standard allows companies to demonstrate the degree to which their waste streams are prevented, reused or diverted from landfills. SCS’ independent certification audit, including on-site inspection, confirmed that Welspun Flooring’s Telangana, India, manufacturing facility has achieved 98 percent diversion of waste from landfill through a combination of recycling, waste reclamation, co-processing, composting and storage.
The resulting certification captures the extent of the company’s efforts to become better stewards of facility wastes. In addition, SCS said Welspun Flooring “assiduously tracks the progress of its waste minimization and diversion accomplishments” through internal recordkeeping, which in turn supports its goal to inform the public of its sustainable waste commitments and its ongoing commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance goals.
“We are proud to become the first company in the world to achieve certification under this zero waste program,” Mukesh Savlani, CEO of Welspun Flooring International Business, said. “Creating a better world through sustainability is one of our core values at Welspun. Being a relatively young player in the market and to be earning this prestigious certification stands as a testament to our commitment at Welspun Group in building a sustainable future. This is a tribute to the dedication and hard work of our facility managers and staff who have worked collectively with incredible efficiency to divert waste across the board.”
Savlani said when SCS launched its Zero Waste Certification program a few months ago, the company saw it as an opportunity to certify and validate its extensive waste diversion program.
“This new certification showcases Welspun Flooring’s commitment to prioritizing the environment and reinforces its position among the world’s leading environment-conscious organizations,” Inna Kitaychik, SCS operations manager of Zero Waste Certification, said.
Waste generation and disposal have long been recognized as a major environmental problem, the companies noted. Globally, as resource availability becomes more constrained, more efficient use of materials is increasingly important to ensure that resources continue to be available to future generations.
Headquartered in Emeryville, Calif., SCS has representatives and affiliate offices throughout the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Africa. SCS is a chartered Beneﬁt Corporation, reﬂecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
Welspun Flooring is a vertically integrated flooring solutions provider based in Telangana, India. Welspun Flooring is part of the Welspun Group, one of India’s fastest growing global conglomerates with businesses that include home textiles, advanced textiles and flooring.