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STL commits to net-zero emissions by 2030, strengthens sustainability focus


STL [] (NSE: STLTECH), an industry-leading integrator of
digital networks, today announced its commitment
to become a carbon-neutral company by 2030. As STL drives digital networks of
the future, it is accelerating its efforts towards net-zero manufacturing and
sustainable network build strategies.

Recently, at the COP26 Summit, nations discussed the importance of urgent
climate action. They have committed to reducing emissions and limiting the
average annual temperature rise to 1.5o. According to estimates, the Internet
and supporting network components account for ~3.7% of global greenhouse

As a global technology company, STL aims towards creating digital networks that
are green and sustainable. Keeping this in view, STL has outlined a 20-year
roadmap to deliver on its commitment towards its sustainability and social goals
and achieve UN SDGs:

— Net-zero emissions in manufacturing facilities by 2030 – STL has been
mitigating carbon emissions from its manufacturing plants and has set a
goal for net-zero emissions by 2030
— 100% plants ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ certified by 2030 – STL is the
first in the industry to get ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ certification for
its Indian manufacturing facilities. Recently, STL has achieved a
landfill diversion rate of 99.97% for its Rakholi plant
— 100% sustainable sourcing – Over the last few years, STL has been
sourcing sustainable raw materials for packaging, transitioning to a
green supply chain
— Water positivity by 2030 – STL recycled over 1,41,000 m3 of water at its
manufacturing facilities and harvested another 4,000+ m3 through
rainwater harvesting structures. By 2030, it aims to become 100% water
positive across all its manufacturing locations

Relentlessly innovating towards eco-friendly product development, STL has
conducted Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for ten OF cable families and aims to
cover 100% of its portfolio by 2030. Its Celesta cable reduces the overall
plastic content while Aerial cables (ADSS) reduce the usage of harmful
thermoplastic like Aramid yarns.

Commenting on STL’s sustainability initiatives, Ankit Agarwal, MD, STL, said,
“As STL continues to transform billions of lives through digital networks,
mainstreaming climate control actions is at the core of our business practices.
We have taken giant strides towards implementing our environmental impact
programmes through zero waste to landfill, sustainable sourcing, water
positivity, and much more. We will continue to aggressively invest in becoming a
carbon-neutral company through various energy efficiency initiatives.”

About STL

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Source: Sterlite Technologies Ltd. (STL)