ACG's Pithampur Factory Awarded Gold Rating by LEED-India; First in Pharma Industry to Receive the Certification

MUMBAI, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

ACG's Capsule Manufacturing Plant in Pithampur is the First in the Pharmaceutical Industry to be Awarded Gold Rating by LEED®-India

ACG's continued commitment towards sustainability and efforts in building sustainable sites, reducing water and energy consumption, recycling building material and improving indoor environmental quality has now been recognized. Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) LEED®-India has awarded its prestigious Gold rating to ACG's new state-of-the-art capsule manufacturing plant in Pithampur, making it the first factory in Indian pharmaceutical industry to receive this rating.

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The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®-India) Green Building Rating System is a nationally and internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

ACG's Pithampur factory incorporated green features right during the design and layout stages. From providing sockets for charging electric vehicles in parking spaces to including energy-efficient lighting fixtures; from automated water efficient fixtures to an onsite ETP plant for 100% water treatment; from highly-efficient HVAC systems to CFC-free refrigerants and fire suspension systems; from using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood to recycling or reusing 95% of construction waste; from improving indoor air quality as per American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards to using low VOC content paints, sealants and adhesives - every bit of care and precaution has been exercised while executing the project.

Commenting on receiving the prestigious rating for its green efforts, ACG Associated Capsules' CEO Selwyn Norohna said, "ACG has always been steadfast in its social responsibilities, be it health and education related initiatives or our long-standing environmental commitment. A Gold rating from esteemed and internationally recognized organizations such as IGBC and LEED® acknowledges our efforts to build a sustainable future - not just for ourselves, but for our future generations as well."

®LEED or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design is a green building rating system developed and administered by the U.S. Green Building Council.

About ACG Worldwide

With over fifty years of industry expertise, ACG Worldwide has established itself as an integrated manufacturing, packaging and R&D solution provider to the global pharmaceutical industry. We synergistically integrate businesses right from granulation and coating equipment to hard capsules and capsule filling machines; barrier packaging films to blister and cartoning machines; tablet compression systems to tablet tooling; vision inspection systems to end-of-line machines. A state-of-art R&D facility, SciTech Center in Mumbai, stands testimony of a continuous investment in innovative products and technologies. Recognized as 'Best Vendor' by OPPI, ACG has also bagged awards for several innovative products from IIP & Pharmexcil. ACG Worldwide serves customers in more than 100 countries and has its subsidiary offices in Brazil, China, Europe, Indonesia and North America.

ACG Associated Capsules Pvt. Ltd. (ACG ACPL) - a member of ACG Worldwide - is the world's second-largest privately-held manufacturer of two-piece empty hard capsules in the world. To complement its wide range of hard gelatin capsules, ACG ACPL also manufactures capsules from 100% vegetarian capsules (NaturecapsTM), capsules for filling liquids and pastes (FlofitTM), four-color circular-print anti-counterfeit capsules (BrandshieldTM 4C), clinical trial capsules (ClinicapsTM) and many more. Catering to the global pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries in over 100 countries, ACG ACPL has the capacity to produce over 60 billion capsules annually through three plants in and around Mumbai, India, another plant in Ludbreg, Croatia, and a new state-of-the-art facility in Indore, India. For more info, visit www.acg-world.com

About Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)

IGBC was established by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to actively promote Green Building concept in India. The council is represented by all stakeholders of construction industry comprising of corporate, government and nodal agencies, architects, product manufacturers, institutions, and more. It is member-driven and operates on a consensus-based approach with an aim to usher green building revolution in India.

Media Contact : Mr. Sujit Nair, sujit.nair@acg-world.com, +91 022 30464884, Sr Manager, ACG Worldwide

SOURCE ACG Worldwide



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