Green Manufacturing is More Important than Ever
Green Manufacturing is More Important than Ever

Mar 09, 2021

Earth’s average surface temperature has risen about 2.12 degrees Fahrenheit since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere and other human activities. Most of the warming occurred in the past 40 years, with the seven most recent years being the warmest. Earth-orbiting satellites and other technological advances have enabled scientists to collect data about our planet and its climate globally. This data, collected over many years, reveals the signals of climate change. [1]

Ice cores are drawn from Greenland, Antarctica, and tropical mountain glaciers show that Earth’s climate responds to changes in greenhouse gas levels. Ancient evidence can also be found in tree rings, ocean sediments, coral reefs, etc. This evidence reveals that current warming is occurring roughly 10 times faster than the average rate. Carbon dioxide from human activity is also increasing more than 250 times faster than natural sources after the last Ice Age. [1]

A majority of North America now agrees with the scientific community. The looming dangers of artificial climate change are genuine, and limitless profits today cannot come before the world we leave behind to future generations. More companies now talk of conservation and green manufacturing practices as the primary foundation of being a good corporate citizen.

But, with so many manufacturers opting for offshore manufacturing partners, how often do these words actually echo to the distant factory floor? Many North American OEMs remain with manufacturing vendors in China, where Beijing’s notorious smog problem may actually be intensified by global climate change. At the same time, an estimated 85% of river water near Shanghai is now considered unfit for human consumption. [2]

Syrma’s a Certified Green Supplier

Our team is particularly proud of our recent certification as a Green-Rated Supplier by one of our primary clients, a leading international electronics corporation ranking among the Forbes Global 500. Several of our other clients have been likewise impressed with our strong environmental record, indicating that they want to do more when it comes to helping preserve our environment while we still can. We achieved an exceptional total score on their sustainability audit program, which evaluated vendors on a comprehensive checklist of environmentally-conscious criteria, including:

  • Acquisition and timely renewal of all necessary environmental permits as required by law
  • Establishing waste reduction and recycling targets
  • Appropriate storage, use, and disposal of hazardous chemicals and materials, including ongoing employee training
  • Proper solid waste disposal and monitoring of pollutants in wastewater before discharge
  • Containment of ozone-depleting pollutants released in air emissions
  • Similar environmental accountability from supply chain vendors and subcontractors
  • Clear product labeling, including hazardous materials and proper consumer disposal or recycling

Backed by 40 Years of Expertise

We contribute our 40 years of design and manufacturing expertise spanning multiple diverse markets. We look forward to discussing how we can deliver world-class products for OEMs across the globe. We understand our home Indian market, familiar with its vast regulatory and selling environments. We foster growth opportunities within India through our strong technology incubation ecosystem. We also assist global OEMs in entering the Indian market by leveraging the local supply chain and favorable operating environments for cost reductions.

Our flagship Chennai location opened in 2006 and lies within a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for electronics manufacturing, offering economic incentives for imports and exports. This primary facility is within 90 minutes of the Chennai seaport and 20 minutes to the international airport. Additional road and rail connectivity links to the rest of India and beyond and infrastructure advantages with faster import and export clearances. We also have labor force flexibility, both technical and manual, to scale to demand rapidly.

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