Waste Recycling

ITC has made significant progress in reducing specific waste generation through constant monitoring and improvement of efficiencies in material utilisation and also in achieving almost total recycling of waste generated in operations. In this way, ITC has prevented waste reaching landfills and associated problems such as soil and groundwater contamination and GHG emissions, all of which can impact public health. In 2014-15, ITC achieved over 99% waste recycling, with the Paperboards and Specialty Papers Business, which accounts for 91.2% of the total waste generated in the Company, recycling 99.8% of the total waste generated by its operations. During 2014-15, this Business also recycled around 114,563 tonnes of externally sourced post-consumer waste paper, thereby creating yet another positive environmental footprint.