A trend setter in the dairy industry of Pakistan, Engro Foods Limited (EFL) has taken another step towards achieving operational sustainability, along with being environmentally responsible. EFL has gone green by converting to solar energy for business operations at their Milk Collection Center (MCC) in Sobhodero, Sindh District of Ranipur. The Milk Collection Center is now operating as a Green center.
It has benefitted the center with continuous power supply for the industrial grade milk chillers and other heavy equipment with zero power generation cost. Previously, generators and conventional electrical supply were used to run the milk collection center, which is now replaced completely with solar based energy solution.
The conversion to solar energy has translated for EFL Milk Collection Centre in achieving 30% decrease in operational cost due to zero consumption of diesel fuel.It has brought higher environmental sustainability to the business operations of the MCC. The electrical appliances being used have been converted to DC power, which are supplied electricity through the battery charged using the installed solar panels.
Mr. Ali Ahmed Khan, Managing Director Engro Foods said, ‘We are committed to reinvent in the way we operate. Operating as an environmentally responsible company is one of the key objectives of our identity. It is imperative for us to lead by example for Pakistan’s dairy industry. There is always something disruptive that can be implemented to benefit the industry as well as society.”
It is one of the key objectives of Engro Foods to reduce environmental impact along with operating sustainably. EFL teams are working relentlessly to ensure businesses operations are environmentally responsible in the communities they operate in, now and for generations to come.
The pilot project will be tested in both flush and lean seasons of the dairy industry. The model will then be replicated at other Milk Collection Centers.