Environment Protection and management are integral part of TNPL's activities. TNPL
has taken several measures for protecting the environment in line with its commitment
for sustainable development. In its choice of raw materials, sources of energy,
and production processes, as well as in product development, the objective is to
minimize the pollution load on environment. In all its business operations TNPL
takes social, economic and ecological considerations seriously.
TNPL is an unfolding saga of commitment to sustainable development. Guided by principles
of environmental responsibility, TNPL manufactures and markets paper using materials
and processes that help minimize waste, conserve resources and protect Earth's bio
diversity. Its unfailing commitment to clean production techniques with minimum
pollution load stand out as a bench mark in the industry.
Through the adoption of sound ecological practices at every stage of activity, TNPL
has not only brought down the pollution load but also improved the overall profitability
through adoption of cleaner production technologies. Besides as a responsible corporate
citizen the company has initiated many community development activities to enhance
the quality of life in and around TNPL which has brought in lot of goodwill. Harnessing
of wind energy, adoption of greener technologies, resource conservation, responsible
waste management and minimal pollution loads make TNPL one of the most environmentally
compliant mills in the world.
By using bagasse as primary raw material, TNPL preserves over 40000 acres of forest
land from depletion every year.
TNPL has also been adopting multi-pronged, ecologically sound approach towards waste
minimization and cost reduction through adoption of cleaner production technologies.
TNPL is accredited with ISO14001:2004 certification for an effective environmental
Effluent water from the process is treated in a state-of-art effluent treatment
system, through an "Activated Sludge Process". The treated effluent water conforming
totally to the Pollution Control Board norms is utilized for irrigating the dry
barren lands around the mill. Around 1700 acres of arid land are irrigated with
the treated effluent water under TEWLIS scheme. The main crops cultivated in the
ayacut area are coconut, sugarcane, paddy and tapioca. The lands which were dry
and parched earlier, are now lush green and are a source of perennial revenue to
the land owners.