Mitigating biodiversity impacts with Solar, RWH, ETP, STP & Miyawaki Forest for the betterment of mankind
Kitchen Essentials factory is spread across 10 acres. Hence has taken full advantage of it’s large roof tops to install Solar panels to harness Solar power. This small gesture on our part will add to India’s efforts towards self-reliance on inexhaustible green and clean energy resource, will enhance sustainability, reduce pollution, lower the costs of mitigating global warming, and thereby reduce the Carbon footprint
ANNUAL Environmental Impact by harnessing Solar Energy:
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Rain Water Harvesting is utilisation of available rainwater resource by accumulation and storage for reuse on-site. Water is collected from rooftops or other surfaces & redirected to a deep pit or aquifer / reservoir with percolation pits for groundwater table recharge.
Rapid Industrialisation, population growth and rural-to-urban migration has resulted in a fast decline in forest cover and green spaces around the world. In fact, India ranks one of the highest among the large countries in terms of reduction in tree cover. This is an alarming situation and does not augur well for the mankind and the ecosystem at large.
Mumbai has lost 81% of its barren spaces without vegetation, 40% green cover and approximately 30% of its water bodies between 1991 and 2018. This imbalance needs to be corrected by responsible citizens &organisations. In our own little way, Kitchen Essentials embarked upon creation of Miyawaki forest in whatever spaces we could set aside in our premises. An affordable, cost-effective, maintenance-free and rapid way of growing native vegetation, Miyawaki forests will reverse the declining green cover, provide a balanced environment and will improve the air quality. Thus reducing our Carbon footprint.
ETP (EFFLUENT TREATMENT PLANT)
We take our responsibility towards nature very seriously. Manufacturing cookware utilizes a lot of water. While making arrangement by recharging the water table below through RWH, we have built an Effluent Treatment Plant which treats 15,000 litres of contaminated water per day. The water undergoes a series of treatments where sedimentation, organic matter, and biodegradable waste are removed. After all traces of contamination have been eliminated, the refined water is released into the environment. 80% of this clean water is used in our garden which will soon be a Miyawaki Forest.
STP (SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT)
The Kitchen Essentials factory premise also houses a Sewage Treatment Plant that filters and purifies 12,000 litres of wastewater per day for reuse. The unsanitary water undergoes clarification, aeration and many more advanced treatments to remove harmful chemicals and effluents. Once the wastewater gets thoroughly cleansed after undergoing all processes, it can be used without affecting the environment or harming lives. 80% of this safe water is used in our garden which will soon be a Miyawaki Forest.
The socially underprivileged need support & help in various forms from Corporates & responsible Corporate Citizens.
As a socially aware organisation, we are also vested with the responsibility to enact a positive societal change. Over the years, Kitchen Essentials has diligently carried out its social duties, come pandemic or high water. From vaccination drives to safety programs for women, here’s a list of activities we carried out in the past few years in Netali village in Palghar –
- 5th August 2021 – The team organized a vaccination drive in our company to immunize all employees against the virus.
- 12th, 14th & 18th October 2022 – Health Check-up Camp in KE.
- 26th January 2022 – The team distributed plastic bottles at the Netali Village JilhaParishad School.
- 15th August 2022 – A small contribution towards quality education, the team distributed stationery at the Netali Village ZilhaParishad School.
- 21st October 2022 – Diwali sweets distributed at Netali Village.