Mumbai: Indian tyre major, JK Tyre & Industries Limited continues its green trajectory by reaffirming their vision of preserving the environment for the future generations on World Environment Day 2022.
Pioneering the efforts made towards sustainability in the tyre industry, JK Tyre has adopted a 5-pronged approach tackling carbon footprint, energy, renewable power, greenhouse gases and waste management to holistically maintain and preserve the ecosystem.
The company has made substantial improvements in their plants to prioritize clean and green energy use. The target is to improve on these measures aiming to reduce thermal energy consumption while stepping upon the use of energy through renewable sources.
With their continuous efforts through the years, JK Tyre has emerged as a global benchmark for the lowest raw water use per kg of tyre manufactured. The company is setting a new benchmark in water consumption by achieving the milestone of 1.73 litre/kg of finished product.
Understanding the significant role that corporates play in developing and implementing solutions to environmental challenges, JK Tyre emphasizes on the production of eco-friendly products with a focus on minimal waste generation by reusing and recycling waste.
Bearing testimony to their environmental stewardship, the JK Tyre Chennai plant is the first tyre plant in India to be certified as a Zero Liquid Discharge Plant by British Standards Institution (BSI).
BSI has examined the company’s Kankroli Tyre Plant in Rajasthan, Chennai Tyre Plant in Tamil Nadu, Vikrant Tyre Plant in Karnataka, Banmore Tyre Plant in Madhya Pradesh and Cavendish Industries Ltd. in Uttarakhand and concluded that all five plants are zero waste to landfill as no solid or liquid waste is disposed of in landfills.
Mr. Anil Makkar, Manufacturing Director, JK Tyre & Industries, said "We at JK Tyre have always worked to reach the quality bar for all our industry-leading and best-in-class production procedures.
As one of the first companies in the tyre industry to adopt sustainable practices we are on a transformational journey in which sustainability features prominently. While our individual consumption decisions certainly have an impact, it is the collective action that will lead to the dramatic environmental shift and we at JK Tyre are determined to lead this change through our continuous efforts and initiatives.”
By balancing operations with the environment, being in harmony with nature, and increasing the quality of life for everybody, JK Tyre will continue to contribute to the development of a sustainable society.
JK Tyre & Industries Limited
The flagship company of JK Organisation, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd is amongst the top 25 manufacturers in the world. Pioneers of radial technology, the Company produced the first radial tyre in 1977 and is currently the market leader in Truck Bus Radial segment. The Company provides end-to-end solutions across segments of passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, farming, Off-the-Road and two & three-wheelers.
A global force, JK Tyre is present in 105 countries with over 180 Global distributors. The Company has 12 globally benchmarked ‘sustainable’ manufacturing facilities - 9 in India and 3 in Mexico – that collectively produce around 32 million tyres annually. The Company also has a strong network of over 6000 dealers and 650+ dedicated Brand shops called as Steel Wheels and Xpress Wheels.
JK Tyre’s unwavering commitment towards innovation is reflected through its state-of-the-art global research and technology centre – the Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence - in Mysore, which houses some of the world’s finest technologies and techniques.
JK Tyre launched India’s first ever ‘Smart Tyre’ technology-and introduced Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) which monitors the tyre’s vital statistics, including pressure and temperature. In 2020, the company rolled out its 20 millionth Truck/Bus Radial tyre becoming the first and the only Indian company to achieve this milestone.
JK Tyre is the only Indian tyre manufacturer to be included in the list of Superbrands India in 2021 for the eighth consecutive year. Additionally, JK Tyre was featured among India’s Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work®. Another remarkable addition to the list of the brand's accolades is being a 3-time recipient of the Economic Times - Iconic Brand of the Year Award. JK Tyre has been conferred the Sword of Honour for Safety across its plants by the British Safety Council, UK. The company entered the Limca Book of Records with the country’s largest off-the-road tyre - VEM 04.
JK Tyre is also synonymous with motorsport in the country. For over three decades, the Company has relentlessly worked towards shaping India’s positioning as the motorsport hub of Asia, developing the right infrastructure for the sport and promoting young talent in the arena.