On March 24, DCNS India contributed to Clean Ganga Fund*, an initiative with the main objective to contribute to the India’s national effort of cleaning the river Ganga. Through its donation, DCNS India, as part of DCNS Group, leader in naval defence and major player in marine renewable energy, strives to meet its sustainable development and its social responsibilities.
DCNS India’s contribution will enable to tackle major challenges posed to Ganga, holy river of India, in a comprehensive approach adopted by Government of India, through four different modes, wastewater management, solid waste management, industrial pollution and river front development.
Bernard Buisson, Managing Director of DCNS India noted: “DCNS India is proud to contribute to Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission, in order to ensure effective abatement of pollution and conservation of Ganga River. As major partner of MDL and the Indian Navy through the P75 submarines program, DCNS Group endeavours to create long-term added-value in its activities while respecting environment and ocean protection. The Group places corporate responsibility at the heart of its sustainable growth.”
DCNS India, DCNS Group’s subsidiary based in Mumbai, has been working at the selection and qualification of Indian companies as partners for local production of the SCORPENE® submarines’ equipment in the frame of P75 Program.
Six SCORPENE® submarines are being built under P-75 by MDL with transfer of technology from DCNS through a successful cooperation. The first submarine built under P-75 programme with SCORPENE® design, christened ‘Kalvari’, set afloat last year, is undergoing various sea trials before its commissioning in few months from now. It successfully conducted its maiden test-firing of an anti-ship missile in the Arabian Sea on Thursday 2 March 2017.
The second of the series called ‘Khanderi’ was launched on 13 January 2017 and will undergo process of demanding trials at harbour and at sea.
A major industrial player in naval domain, DCNS pursues a policy of ongoing improvement on environmental issues. As for preserving the environment, it is constantly taking initiatives on a day-to-day basis, particularly focused on limiting DCNS’ impact on the environment, such as eco-design R&D projects, programs’ life cycle analysis, energy efficiency control, processing emissions and waste, innovative and eco-friendly technologies.
Over the years, DCNS has taken tangible steps towards sustainable development and has been committed to a strong CSR policy. In 2014, DCNS signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The initiatives have enabled to earn Advanced Global Compact status, acknowledging DCNS’ ongoing commitment to strengthening a more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable word with its network of industrial partners.
* Clean Ganga Fund (CGF) is an initiative from the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, aiming to mobilize resources for improving the condition of the river Ganga.
About DCNS India Private Limited
Established in September 2008, the main purpose of DCNS to be in India would be to support the Indigenisation through ‘Make in India’ activities for Scorpene® submarine equipment, to develop the Indian defence eco-system, as well as to develop design services in India with talented Indian engineers. DCNS India has displayed continuous efforts of participating in various defence and renewable energy endeavours for the Indian Navy by empowering Indian industrial partners to cater to the requirements of the Indian shipyards and the Navy. Self-reliance, empowerment and innovation are the driving force for DCNS India to better serve the rich Indian coastline. The thrust to the industrial progress of India can be clearly attributed to the one-of-a-kind initiative called Make in India. India proves to be a strong contender on account of its increasing manufacturing skills. The endeavour of DCNS India is to be a visionary and to further its involvement in empowering more and more industries by creating a robust eco-system that can cater to the varied defence needs of the country..
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