Automotive Research Association of India
Research Institute of the Automotive Industry with the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Govt. of India
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ARAI Environmental Statement for 2016-17
Environmental Management System, in which environmental legal compliance and continual improvement is successfully demonstrated during surveillance audit conducted by TUV SUD, our certification body, in July 2016.
Legal Compliance
Applied for renewal of Consent to operate under Section 26 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Section 21 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981& Hazardous and Other Waste (Management, Handling &Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016.
  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.
Energy efficient LED lighting and BEE certified energy efficient appliances are being used.
Ecofriendly waste disposal (Hazardous, E-waste & Non Hazardous waste)
Participation in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
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.
Participation in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
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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