STL has announced its commitment to become a carbon-neutral company by 2030. As STL drives digital networks of the future, it is accelerating its efforts towards net-zero manufacturing and sustainable network build strategies.
As a global technology company, STL aims towards creating digital networks that are green and sustainable. Keeping this in view, STL has outlined a 20-year roadmap to deliver on its commitment towards its sustainability and social goals and achieve United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) :
- Net-zero emissions in manufacturing facilities by 2030 – STL has been mitigating carbon emissions from its manufacturing plants and has set a goal for net-zero emissions by 2030.
- 100 per cent plants ‘zero waste to landfill’ certified by 2030 – STL is the first in the industry to get ‘zero waste to landfill’ certification for its Indian manufacturing facilities. Recently, STL has achieved a landfill diversion rate of 99.97 per cent for its Rakholi plant.
- 100 per cent sustainable sourcing – Over the last few years, STL has been sourcing sustainable raw materials for packaging, transitioning to a green supply chain.
- Water positivity by 2030 – STL recycled over 141,000 cubic metre of water at its manufacturing facilities and harvested another over 4,000 cubic metre through rainwater harvesting structures. By 2030, it aims to become 100 per cent water positive across all its manufacturing locations.
Meanwhile, STL has conducted life cycle assessments (LCA) for ten optical fibre cable (OFC) families and aims to cover 100 per cent of its portfolio by 2030. Its celesta cable reduces the overall plastic content while aerial cables (ADSS) reduce the usage of harmful thermoplastic like aramid yarns.
Commenting on the initiatives, Ankit Agarwal, MD, STL, said, “As STL continues to transform billions of lives through digital networks, mainstreaming climate control actions is at the core of our business practices. We have taken giant strides towards implementing our environmental impact programmes through zero waste to landfill, sustainable sourcing, water positivity, and much more. We will continue to aggressively invest in becoming a carbon-neutral company through various energy efficiency initiatives.”