STL, a digital networks integrator, has achieved zero waste to landfill certification for all its optical fibre and cable facilities across India and Italy.
The company’s zero waste to landfill initiatives are part of its larger ambition for net zero emissions by 2030, with the aim to repurpose around 99% of the industrial byproducts back into the production cycle.
Since 2018, STL has diverted more than 175,000 metric tonnes waste away from landfills.
Its zero waste to landfill approach includes initiatives like co-processing of optical fibre cables, purification of chemical byproducts for industrial usages and precision water management.
The company has also moved towards using sustainable packaging to reduce overall carbon emissions in the fibre lifecycle.
Akanksha Sharma, Global Head ESG, STL said: “As a global optical technology leader, with customers in over 100 countries, effective and efficient waste management is our top priority. This feat of Zero Waste to Landfill for all our operational plants will go a long way in building a ‘greener’ value chain for optical products.”