Tata Steel has collaborated with CII Green Business Centre and relevant stakeholders in the Indian Steel sector to develop GreenPro framework for steel rebars, for first time in India. GreenPro Ecolabel enables the end users to make an informed choice about buying steel having the lowest environment impact. The products with GreenPro label are guaranteed to be made of the highest quality standards and are sustainable as per the GreenPro standard. GreenPro certified products are also recognised in Indian Green Building Council green building rating system.
Mr Biswajit Ghosh, Chief of Technology, Tata Steel, who chaired the taskforce created by CII-GBC for GreenPro framework creation for Rebars, said “GreenPro Ecolabel for Rebars in India is an important milestone in creating a market for sustainable steel in India. Tata Steel is committed to demonstrate that going green in manufacturing steel products makes business sense and contributes to the nation's objective of reducing CO2 emissions.”
GreenPro is a Type 1 Ecolabelling programme offered by the Confederation of Indian Industry Green Business Centre. So far, more than 125 building products and materials manufacturing companies have adopted GreenPro Ecolabel for 1800+ products and are available in the market for construction of Green Buildings.
Buildings and construction together account for nearly 36% of global energy use and 39% of energy related carbon dioxide emissions. Embodied carbon accounts for 11% of the building’s emissions and is primarily from materials like steel, cement, concrete, glass, etc. The use of Green or low carbon materials has the potential to reduce the life cycle environmental impacts in the construction sector. Material efficiency strategies can reduce emissions due to construction, operations, and dismantling of homes by up to 50% to 70% in India by 2050.