Bengaluru, India (Urban Transport News): Fremch Multinational firm Alstom in partnership with Ernst & Young has released its first India Impact Report. The report captures the socio-economic contribution and ESG targets by Alstom in India by the end of March 2021.
Commenting on the release, Ellen Spohr, Managing Director, Alstom India, said, “India has always been an important market for Alstom, and we continue to deepen this partnership by customizing mobility solutions for the country. We are pleased to share the impact/contribution of our presence in India through this report, particularly in the areas of job creation, sustainability and larger community. All this reflects the hard work and dedication of our people and all our stakeholders in this extraordinary journey. As an enabler in India’s growth story, we are committed to provide our tireless support and help fulfill the government’s key ambitions of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
Cecil Texier, VP Sustainability and CSR, Alstom, said, “For nearly 30 years, Alstom has partnered with India in modernizing and developing its transportation revolution, making it safer and more sustainable. Moving forward, We aspire to positively impact the Indian market with our products and operations.
High localization and creation of supply chain ecosystem
Alstom India buys goods and services worth €331 million, 75% of which is made with Indian suppliers. In total, the company has invested €142M (INR 12,556 M) locally over the past 5 years. In addition, the firm has made 21 technology transfers to Alstom locations for suppliers and other partners.
Job creation and focus on diversity and inclusion
As of March 2021, Alstom had 7,634 direct employees in India. Additionally, the company has supported 71,340 indirect and 27,770 induced jobs across the country. The company is committed to improving its diversity ratio and plans to have 28% women in management, engineering and professional roles by 2025, while maintaining its position as a top employer.
10X less CO2 emissions from Alstom manufactured goods and metro trains than other modes of transport
Alstom’s metro trains in India emit only 7.9 gCO2/passenger.kms, compared to higher CO2 emissions from cars (79.5 gCO2 passenger kms). Similarly, electric locomotives (e-locos) deployed for high-speed freight transportation in India emit 13.4 gCO2/ton.kms of CO2, while freight trucks emit 92.3 gCO2/ton.kms.
Sustainable Products and Services
Alstom’s eco-design approach focuses on continuously improving the sustainability of its solutions by tracking and reducing their environmental impact throughout their life cycle. For example, the materials and components used in manufacturing the rolling stock for Mumbai Metro Line 3 are 96% recyclable and 99% recoverable by mass.
Minimizing the environmental impact of installations
Alstom is committed to limiting the environmental impact of its operations in India and around the world. As part of its green energy strategy, Alstom is also investing in connecting renewable energy generation systems to its locations, such as the Sri City facility, where 1 MW of solar power generation capacity has been built.
The project will result in an annual reduction of 1,132 tonnes of CO2 emissions and a 30% (by the end of 2021) reduction in non-renewable energy consumption.
Outlook for Alstom India
- Alstom will continue to strengthen its contribution to socio-economic impact and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) goals.
- by 2025, Alstom aims to reach 85% localization on all domestic projects and 20% increase in digitization of processes.
- The company will accelerate its move towards optimum use of green/renewable energy in industrial operations and 100% of the newly developed solutions will be eco-designed.
- Through its CSR initiatives, the company plans to reach out to 100,000 direct beneficiaries.
The expanded Alstom in Motion (AIM) 2025 strategic plan will focus on leveraging the group’s reinforced product lines and geographic presence, commit to accelerate smart and green mobility innovation with significant R&D investments, and enhance its operational excellence. Will expand the efforts to a new scale.