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Maruti Suzuki joins UN mission on climate change
06 June, 2011
India's top car maker Maruti Suzuki
said that it has joined the "green league" of companies by
registering for the clean development mission (CDM) project
with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) to bring down carbon dioxide emissions.
"Maruti Suzuki joins the elite -- green league -- of companies
and nations who have in recent years pledged to undertake
specific projects to bring down CO2 emissions in their
operations," the company said in a statement.
"Besides identifying specific projects and committing
resources, it will also help generate carbon credits for the
company," it added.
With this, Maruti Suzuki claims to
have becomes the first automobile company in the country to
have committed itself to the United Nation's CDM project.
"This initiative will further sharpen our focus and increase
our responsibility towards the environment. We will continue
to focus on bringing environment friendly products using
technologies and processes that conserve nature," said Shinzo
Nakanishi, managing director and chief executive officer,
The company also urges its business partners to adopt
environment caring practices and conserve nature, through
structured training programs.