Aries Group, a world class consortium of 28 companies celebrating its 25th anniversary, has announced the Go Green initiative.
“Going Green is not a choice anymore, it's a necessity,” Aries Group Founder and CEO Sohan Roy said announcing the initiative.
On World Environment Day on June 5, the Aries Management introduced Energy Index, a new feature in its efficiency management software (EFFISM), to analyse the Personal/Division's contribution towards reducing carbon footprint. The management has also announced a cash prize of AED50,000 ($13,612) to the best improving individuals or divisions of the company.
Roy said: "Green thinking has always been a part of our company ethos, and our very first step towards achieving this was 'paperless' operations. It was an uphill task, but we became paperless in record time. Time and again, Aries has pushed ahead with a number of measures to reduce carbon footprint, and we will continue to do so."
The carbon footprint will be analysed based on total engine CC (1% reduction for every 100cc increase), average mileage (1% reduction for every 1 km lower mileage), annual distance travelled (1% reduction for every additional 1,000 km), solar power generation (% reduction applicable based on solar usage), and travelling distance of an employee to the office (10% reduction for every extra 1 km).
As part of the "Green Vision," which was announced last year, the company had set up a Green Fund to aid the shipping industry's efforts to promote sustainability and decarbonisation.
One of the initiatives, Aries Green Solutions, offers sustainable maritime solutions and has completed more than 1,500 retrofit engineering projects, including Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) and Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems). Aries Green Solutions was also honoured with the "Best Green Maritime Consultant" award at the International Green Shipping and Technology Summit in Athens, Greece, in 2019.
Solar Energy Division
The company recently launched the Aries Renewable and Integrated Solar Energy Division which offers consumers a plethora of services to adopt solar-powered energy.
The world's first solar AC bed, solar energy operated steel houseboat – BOTEL are some among the many eco-friendly designs which Aries Group had initiated.-- TradeArabia News Service