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ARAI Environmental Statement for 2015-16
 
Environmental Management System, in which environmental legal compliance and continual improvement is successfully demonstrated during recertification audit conducted by TUV SUD, our certification body, in July 2015.
 
Legal Compliance
Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) renewed consent to operate under Section 26 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 & under Section 21 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Authorization under the Rule 5 of the Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling & Transboundry Movement) Rules 2008.
  Measures taken for environmental protection
Measures taken to take advantage of natural light and to improve the ventilation in Work shop, the transparent roof sheets and turbo-vents on roof are placed in.
Water consumption was optimized through leakage prevention, flow control and proper utilization of Sewage treatment plant and Sewage Treatment Plant owing no discharge in public sewage drainage.
Phasing out lead acid batteries and replacing it with dry batteries for UPS power supply.
Green cover is being maintained through regular plantation in & around premises of ARAI.
Rain Water Harvesting and measures for conservation of water.
Generation of electricity using solar energy.
Massive tree plantation at all sites/ business locations of ARAI.
  ARAI has conducted environmental monitoring of various parameters like:
DG set stack & insertion loss monitoring
Stack emission monitoring
Drinking water quality check
Monitoring sewage water quality and reuse of treated water for irrigation
Ambient air quality monitoring across ARAI
Ambient noise monitoring across ARAI

For all the above parameters the results are within the specified limits.
  Waste Management
Under waste handling and disposal activities, ARAI has identified various wastages generated by ARAI and eco-friendly disposal of the same is ensured.
Canteen waste and garden waste are being disposed by ecofriendly manner.
Hazardous wastes like used oil, oil soaked cotton/gloves, empty oil barrels and batteries are being disposed of through parties authorized as recyclers by Government of India/Appropriate Authority.
Tie up with MPCB authorized hazardous waste disposal agency to dispose the generated hazardous waste of all types on regular basis.
Environmentally sound management systems are in place to handle hazardous waste, e-waste and plastic waste.
This Institute has also implemented 5 'S'.
  EOHS awareness activities
Celebration of World Water Day, National Safety Week & World Environment Day
Awareness Training on Waste Management, PPEs, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007.
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