SRK achieves net zero certification in global diamond sector  

Globally-renowned natural diamond crafting company Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. (SRK) announced a trailblazing achievement toward emissions elimination. Initially set to reach net zero at its two flagship crafting facilities SRK House and SRK Empire in 2030, SRK joined forces with the Global Network for Zero (GNFZ) to accelerate its target to 2024, becoming the first in the world to achieve the landmark net zero building certification.

Already two of the highest performing LEED certified buildings in the world, SRK House and SRK Empire have long been the shining example of the brand’s commitment to proactively reducing its carbon footprint. And today, after teaming up with GNFZ, a revolutionary net zero certification body founded by former U.S. Green Building Council President and CEO, Mahesh Ramanujam, SRK has successfully accelerated the net zero certification of both buildings more than six years ahead of schedule.

Strategies SRK employed at their facilities to certify include installing an off-site 6 MW solar power plant to mitigate their Scope 1 and 2 emissions, and, for Scope 3, converting all cars owned by SRK to electric, installing solar-power electric vehicle charging stations, creating an app to track employee daily commute modes and practices, and planting trees over a 200-acre land area.

SRK’s certification reaffirms their enduring commitment to pursuing and sustaining a zero emissions future. The trailblazing decarbonization work of SRK is a signal to the global diamond sector and business community at large that, as GNFZ cites in their mission, now is the time to bring “net zero within reach” for all. The GNFZ team will continually monitor the company’s data, verify its net zero achievements, and ensure it charts a perpetual path for sustaining world class zero emissions performance.

Tags: Certification, Diamond, NetZero, sector
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