Chennai: Ashok Leyland office in Chennai became the first in the country and fourth in the world to receive a platinum certification after it received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system (LEED v4.1) award. The award was instituted by the US Green Building Council.
The company’s press release said, “We were awarded the LEED gold certification in 2009 and by striving for continuous improvement, we have now been able to receive the LEED v4.1 platinum certification. We are the only corporate office in the country to have received this certification.”
The release also said that Ashok Leyland demonstrates tremendous green building leadership and that hundred per cent of the waste generated at the building was segregated on-site, pre-processed and recycled from landfills. Ashok Leyland has set a benchmark in the industry by creating a sustainable workspace in the automobile sector, it added.