Chennai: In an effort to bring the spotlight on positive sustainability projects, IIM Calcutta’s Case Research Centre in collaboration with The Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, has released a case study on “Towards Carbon Neutrality – The Integral Coach Factory of India” at an event held at The Chennai Rail Museum. The Integral Coach Factory is the oldest of the Indian Railway’s three coach manufacturing facilities and is also the only unit of the Indian Railways to have minus (-) 584 tonnes net emissions of CO2 thus achieving a carbon negative status.
The case study titled “Towards Carbon Neutrality – The Integral Coach Factory of India” focuses on the measures taken by the ICF to achieve the carbon negative status keeping in mind aspects like challenges of retrofitting old systems with climate friendly measures, Carbon sequestration measures, leveraging regulatory and institutional mechanisms to pursue climate friendly objectives and others. The case study has been jointly developed by Professor Bodhibrata Nag of Operations Management group of IIM Calcutta and Professor Runa Sarkar of Economics group and Dean of IIM Calcutta.
Speaking on the release of the case study, Professor Runa Sarkar said, “It is important we highlight such achievements. This case study demonstrates how a sustainable organisation can be built with the right leadership and support. As a part of their goals, the Indian Railways has stepped up its climate change mitigation actions and has achieved substantial reduction in its carbon footprint.”