Indus Towers, India's largest telecom tower company recently revealed its third edition of annual sustainability report for 2015-16. The report says that the company has expanded from nearly 35000 green sites in 2013-14 to 50,461 green sites in 2015-16, contributing 144 percent growth in green sites for the company.
The report showcases Indus Towers’ commitment towards protecting the environment, enhancing engagement with communities while continuing to create value for all its stakeholders in a sustainable manner. Indus Towers works on ExCITE (Excellence, Customer, Integrity, Teamwork, and Environment).
The firm has also lowered the energy consumption in the mobile towers by 25-30 percent by converting indoor sites to outdoor, and carbon emissions have also been significantly reduced, further achieving a reduction of around 10.39 percent in diesel consumption in 2015-16.
The company has also converted half of its tower portfolio to outdoor sites to ensure minimal energy consumption. Reinforcing its pledge to providing a robust and well-connected mobile telephony infrastructure, Indus Towers showcased its efforts towards creating an efficient, cleaner and greener network system in the country.
Furthermore, Indus Towers is continuously investing in various energy efficient programs to deliver lower operational costs and greener operations for its private telecom operators. The company is also striving to introduce best-in-class innovative products and solutions.
Mr. Bimal Dayal, CEO, Indus Towers said, “We conduct our business with utmost integrity focusing on protecting the environment and being socially responsible. Sustainability thus defines the way we operate and maintain our relationship with our stakeholders.”
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Manoj Kumar Singh, Chief of Sustainability, Indus Towers added, “The third edition of this report demonstrates our endeavor towards innovation and sustainability for the environment, communities and all stakeholders. This year, we have converted more than 50,000 sites to green sites and are working towards ensuring minimal energy consumption to achieve our sustainability targets.”
The report also highlights the Indus Towers' sustainability in every aspect of the organisation. It highlights Indus Towers' bolstered focus in creating a prolific engagement with the environment and the community the company operates in, reiterating its pledge towards sustainable development in the country.
Currently, Indus Tower serves over 1.22 lakh towers across the country and has been one of the standout leaders in the telecom tower industry in India. The company has been very conscious of its role as a responsible corporate citizen and focuses on community development activities - particularly in the areas of customer-focused measures, stakeholder engagement, operational excellence, and environment-friendly initiatives.