Fun Bus is a gift from Ashok Leyland exclusively for free uses round the year by children of orphanages, Corporation Primary schools and physically/mentally challenged children in Chennai.
The seating layout reckons the requirements of physically challenged children. The bus is equipped with a hydraulic lift for the convenience of wheelchair-bound children.
In 2002, all the vehicle manufacturing units of Ashok Leyland were ISO 14001 certified with Environmental Management System.
The Ennore unit was recently identified as one of the model energy-efficient units by a CII-TNEB organised Energy Conservation (ENCON) mission. Systematic management of all energy resources from the 1980s through better housekeeping and awareness has made this possible. The 1980s also saw Energy Audit being introduced. Improvement in machine tools, furnace-loading pattern, design of heating elements and an energy efficient lighting system has all led to energy savings of 30,782 units per day.
For Ennore, practicing the 3Rs of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle has surely paid-off. Recently, an opinion survey conducted in the neighbourhood reveals that both industries and the public are happy to have Ashok Leyland as their neighbour. Building on the eco-friendly measures over the years, Ennore has received the ISO 14001 certification for Environmental Management Systems.
The plant can do primary, secondary and tertiary treatment operations. About 55,000 litres of effluents flow into the plant every day. Five kilograms of solid hazardous waste is stored as per Pollution Control Board standards and the rest of the water portion is treated and used for organic farming. On an average, 250,000 litres of recycled water is pumped into the garden saving Rs.1.5 million per annum.
The Ennore Unit is known for its lush green cover. Almost 10 % of the total ground...