Brenntag India Opens New Edge-Certified Green Warehouse In Northern India

Monday, July 8th, 2024

The Brenntag green warehouse is a single-story facility with ambient and cold storage space as well as ancillary office space.

Brenntag has announced the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art green warehouse, purposed-built for Brenntag India by Harshna Agro Fresh (Harshna), an expert in supply chain and logistics solutions.

Harshna has received the prestigious EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) Advanced Certification, in recognition of its outstanding commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly practices.

EDGE is a globally recognised green building certification system developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. It is designed to help buildings achieve resource efficiency in energy, water, and materials to make buildings more sustainable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly.

This significant accomplishment marks a major milestone of the commitment of Brenntag and its partners to set new benchmarks for sustainability practices within the chemical industry.

The new warehouse is in the city of Sonipat, about 50 kilometres from Central Delhi, in the Northern State of Haryana, India and it will serve over 70 percent of Brenntag’s customers in Northern India efficiently and sustainably, which were motivating factors for consolidating all 3 existing warehouses in North India under the new warehouse facility.

“We are thrilled to be able to push the envelope to reduce our environmental footprint with our green warehouse,” said Dr. Alok Sharman, Managing Director of Brenntag India.

“During the conceptualisation phase, we focused on selecting an optimal location with excellent transport connections and incorporating sustainability aspects. The warehouse features specially insulated walls to enhance energy efficiency, and we maximise the use of natural lighting to reduce energy consumption. We implemented a well-designed natural ventilation system to minimise the need for air conditioning, even in the hot climate of India. Additionally, we installed solar panels and a water harvesting system to conserve resources.”

The Brenntag green warehouse is a single-story facility with ambient and cold storage space as well as ancillary office space to serve Brenntag’s customers from various industries such as Pharma, Nutrition, Beauty and Care, Material Science, and others.

“Sustainability has been at the heart of what we do at Brenntag for many years, as it is an essential part of our strategy and our purpose. The Brenntag India green warehouse further cements our commitment to a comprehensive sustainability framework, aligned with our future-oriented ESG strategy,” said Dr Andreas Kicherer, Vice President, Sustainability Brenntag Group.