Godrej Appliances, one of India’s leading players in the Home Appliances segment, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award‘ for the year 2016, in recognition for its Godrej Eon Green Balance Air Conditioners.
Recently, the award was presented at a specially organized ‘Golden Peacock Awards Ceremony‘ during this year’s ‘18th World Congress on Environment Management’ in New Delhi. The event’s chief guest Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India, presented the award.
The Godrej Eon Green Balance Air Conditioner is the most energy efficient AC in its category with the highest energy efficiency rating of 3.9 EER which is much higher than the current 5-star rated ACs in the market (3.5 EER). The Green Balance ACs deploy the greenest refrigerant R290, making Godrej Eon ACs the most environment friendly in the country.
Mr. Kamal Nandi, Business Head and EVP – Godrej Appliances said, “This prestigious award is a glowing testament to the consistent and unwavering efforts put in by the entire team towards ensuring that every single product conforms to the highest environmental parameters globally. It is indeed heartening to note that this award acknowledges the Godrej Eon Green Balance Air Conditioners as amongst the most eco-friendly nationwide. Further, this recognition will spur the team to continue striving towards achieving even greater heights in terms of introducing more environment friendly products in near future. As a responsible brand, our effort has always been to ensure that our products deliver maximum efficiency while taking care of sustainability.”
The jury was under the chairmanship of Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India. Each of the applications was reviewed independently by assessors, and there after discussed by the committee for normalization of assessments/reviews. The assessors further sought and received certain clarifications from the applicants.
Godrej Appliances has recently also been conferred with the India Design Mark Award and the National Energy conservation Award by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India, for the Godrej Green Balance Air Conditioners.
About Godrej Appliances
The Godrej Group is one of the largest players of Home Appliances in India and has always delighted the consumer with relevant technology in a wide range of products. In 1958, Godrej was the First Indian Company to manufacture Refrigerators and has now become synonymous with the category. The company is known for delighting the consumer with innovative, relevant and green technologies. Godrej has created many milestones in the Indian appliance space – be it in the environment/energy efficiency space, including the launch of the first green AC in the world (2012), launch of the first green refrigerator in India (2001), launch of the first 5 star range of refrigerators (2008), launch of the first inverter AC in India (2005), the first refrigerator with 6 Star Performance (2012) or a pure consumer delight space like the launch of the music refrigerator, DAC (Dynamic Aqua Power Control) Technology, Tilt drum and U-Sonic technology in washing machine or Steam Microwave Ovens and Pizza/Kebab makers in Microwave Ovens. In recognition for its efforts, the brand has been conferred with many prestigious awards and honors such as the Consumer Superbrand Award (2011-12, 2013-14), ‘Voice of Consumer’ Award by Frost and Sullivan (2013, 2014), Business Superbrand (2008, 2010, 2011), ET Best Brands (2013-14), ET Promising Brand (2014-15); Consumer Superbrand (2009-10), ‘Most Innovative Company’ by Business Standard (2010), India Design Mark award for Green Balance ACs (2013) and many more. Both the manufacturing units of Godrej Appliances’ – in Shirwal and Mohali became the first and only manufacturing units in the country to be honored with the coveted Platinum Green Co certification for their efforts in green manufacturing.
Godrej’s focus on balancing consumer needs with the environmental cause has enabled the organization to redefine the technology landscape in the appliances industry – to the delight of both the consumer and the environment.