McDonald India Invests Rs 14cr To Start 3.2MW Solar Plant In Delhi
McDonald’s India (North and East) has invested Rs 14 crore in the commissioning of Delhi’s largest solar power plant in Najafgarh. As a result, the company said today that 24 percent of its Delhi restaurants have now switched to renewable energy.
The plant is expected to reduce 3,822 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, which is equivalent to planting over one lakh trees. The company hopes to reduce its carbon footprint by increasing its use of renewable energy.
The solar plant, which is located in Delhi’s Najafgarh neighborhood, is said to be the largest in the city.
Talking about the development, Sanjeev Agrawal, Chairman of MMG Group said, “We are stepping up our sustainability efforts with the installation of Delhi’s BRPL (BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd.) largest solar power plant which has already enabled 24 percent of our Delhi restaurants running on solar energy.”
He went on to say that the project is the start of the country’s green journey, supporting the country’s commitment to reducing emissions intensity and becoming a net zero nation.
Aside from this, McDonald’s India North and East is implementing other ground-breaking initiatives to drive sustainability in its supply chain processes, such as the use of FSC-certified paper-based packaging in its stores.
Another way McDonald’s India – North and East contributes to environmentally friendly supply chains is through responsible ingredient sourcing. The used cooking oil is apparently repurposed into biodiesel, which has lower carbon emissions than conventional fuel.
The company has partnered with FSSAI-approved vendors to collect and convert used cooking oil into biodiesel, which is used in trucks, furnaces, and boilers, among other things.
Westlife Foodworld Ltd., the owner of McDonald’s restaurants in West and South India, announced earlier this year that it would gradually install rooftop solar panels on one-third of its new restaurants in FY24.