Provision of CC Pathway by Greenko at Greenko AT Hydro Pvt. Ltd.,
Contracts and Partnerships
Project Management at Greenko has its own attributes. In major projects like IRESP, the Company employs packaging philosophy through competitive
bidding process, both international and domestic (ICB, DCB) for selection of supply chain partners. The start of any project at Greenko follows bidding process
(International, Domestic or Open Competitive) based on a pre-determined qualification criteria with respect to the technical and design aspect which assists
global competent players to put their bid and helps Greenko to find a suitable partner for its major projects. Greenko, for the IRESP projects clearly highlights
its terms and conditions in the tendering (ICB/DCB/Open) which ensures that the vendors are well-aware of the possible risks and mitigation strategies before
entering the contract.
Greenko essentially follows all the appropriate guidelines for the tendering process and conducts a technical discussion with all the candidates before
successfully passing the tender since Greenko has major projects in its portfolio. Only when the bid qualifies on all the above aspects, it moves ahead for
consideration of contract awarding.
Greenko adopts industry prudent practices in order to ensure that the processes of tendering (ICB/DCB/Open) maintain complete transparency in competitive
bidding. Greenko mitigates all the risks (technical, statutory, information security and commercial) associated with all major contracts during tendering
Contracts & Procurement (C&P) KPIs
Greenko has implemented a Responsible Procurement initiative to ensure a self-reliant sourcing of spare parts without compromising
the 5Rs of Right Source, Right Price, Right Material, Right Quantity, and Right Time. The different steps being followed for Responsible
Procurement are depicted in the infographic. Greenko Group has formed a separate committee for the execution of Responsible
Procurement and each of them have been assigned tasks to visit different sites to ensure smooth implementation of the processes.
Each team is assigned a task to identify the part codes of the components and the technical data sheets of identified components were
collected from relevant stakeholders.
Greenko’s inhouse team was able to decode and comprehend the specifications of spares and was able to identify other alternative
solutions in the market which matched the Company’s specifications.
This initiative helps Greenko to enrich the technical expertise about the spares and services, while reducing its dependency on few
vendor partners, reducing the lead time for spares and giving an overall competitive advantage with impressive savings on the cost
Sustainable Supply Chain
Greenko aims to bring in regenerative and circular economic models in its supply chain for which it has adopted positive changes in the C&P mechanism.
The Group ensures that the techno commercial values which makes sure that a viable and high-quality product is delivered are balanced and all design
and price related specifications and targets are met. Alignment of sourcing activities with the Group’s goals and objectives ensures that Greenko achieves
higher efficiency leading to a better performance and reduction in supply chain risks while improving circularity in production. The Group conducts a
preliminary screening of suppliers on social parameters as a part of onboarding process and restrict any engagements violating the pre-communicated
Greenko strives to reduce its impact in the supply chain and looks to working in tandem with its suppliers to enhance their capacities wherever possible.
Greenko is committed to promote responsible and sustainable supply chain management in all aspects across the life cycle by changing, rethinking,
reinventing, and repositioning the C&P role in the supply chain management matrix.
As a part of the project ‘Disentangling Sea Turtles’, Greenko Group has partnered up with WWF India to work towards the conservation of the Olive Ridley
Sea Turtles. The project aims to mitigate the threats to the sea turtles through advocacy at the regulatory level. Greenko Group is working closely with the
fishing industry and the Indian fishermen community for the same.
Greenko Group has undertaken various engagement activities by means of workshops, awareness sessions, etc. to enable the adaptation of sustainable
fishing practices. Furthermore, the awareness programs also intend to educate the fishermen by abstaining on unethical ways and use of ghost fishing
gears which may have potential negative impacts on sea turtles and other threatened species.
Key Alliances in FY 21-22, CY 2022
- Philanthropic Partnership between WWF India and Greenko Group
- Focus on Conservation of Oceans
- Collaboration with Govt. of Sikkim to conserve Red Pandas
Partnership with Vendors
At Greenko, since the cost of turbines form a major part of the hydropower and wind energy project costs, the Group has strived to set up a procurement
strategy for the turbines. As a part of the strategy, Greenko has in place framework agreements and looks to developing an enduring relationship with its
suppliers as the vendors are limited and there is an ever-growing demand for the turbines which form an integral part of Greenko’s operations.
The Company purchases wind turbines, hydro turbines and solar modules and other equipments related to power projects from the original equipment
manufacturers. For the rest of the components, suppliers are selected on the basis on cost, reliability, warranty, coverage and ease of installation along
with any other ancillary costs.
Transmission and Interconnection
A strong relationship and continuous engagement with the transmission utility authorities ensures that there is uninterrupted access to transmission
infrastructure as the same along with access to power grid is of utmost importance to a project’s feasibility. Greenko ensures that timely discussions are
conducted with the relevant state utilities regarding the availability of the grid and files the relevant application with the authorities to interconnect with
Power which is generated via wind and solar farms is transmitted to the dedicated pooling stations only via high voltage transmission lines so that there is
no fluctuation in the energy transmission, and this also leads to keeping the grids stable and ruling out any fluctuation issues.
Customer Relationship Management
Greenko strives to meet the expectations of its customers and the Group has streamlined its customer-centric processes to build long-term relationships
with its customers. The customer profiles of Greenko range from state and privately-owned distribution companies to industrial and commercial users
of energy. Due to issues of inconsistency and geographical limitations, utility customers of Greenko often face challenges of regular supply of renewable
energy. Greenko strives to resolve these challenges by providing electricity on demand by forecasting the schedule to the extent feasible which is proven
by the low penal charges paid by the Group. Greenko works in conjunction with regulators in order to provide uninterrupted and reliable power supply to its
commercial and industrial users. The Group also generates wealth through selling power on the energy exchanges in India periodically.
Respecting Human Rights
At Greenko, commitment to human rights is cornerstone of its corporate policies.
The Company has policies on human rights (code of conduct, freedom of association, Prohibition of child labour, Prevention of forced labour,
Policy on diversity, Equality and inclusion) which are applicable to its employees, suppliers and service providers. These policies are developed
based on International Labour Organisation (ILO) and related national laws. Greenko continues to strengthen and introduce systems to ensure
sound implementation of its policies on human rights and decent workplace for complete adherence.
Code of Conduct
There is a well laid procedure on Code of Conduct for employees of Greenko.
For the suppliers and contractors, a code of conduct consisting of Health and Safety, Environmental protection, Social accountability, Labour
Prohibition of Child Labour and Forced Labour
At Greenko, at all its sites and contractors / suppliers, it is ensured that no child labour is employed and forced or compulsory labour is strictly
Freedom of Association
Greenko recognises and respects the right of its employees to refrain from the exercise of the freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Greenko Security Services
The security personnel are effectively trained to uphold the human rights. All the security services deployed by Greenko are strictly governed in
accordance with National and International laws. Continuous human rights trainings are being provided to Security personnel to perform their
duties to promote respect for human rights as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international humanitarian law.
At Greenko, there are ZERO human rights breaches during 2021-22.
Provision of Study Material of Competitive Examinations at Gattu,
Community Welfare Programmes
Greenko strives to contribute towards the social and economic growth of the communities in which they operate. The Group’s focus is on sustainable
upliftment of the communities as they are pivotal to responsible business growth. Greenko values its relationships with its stakeholders and aligns
its programmes with the UNSDGs. Programmes are aimed at metrics with a bottom-line impact such as increase in literacy rate, employment
generation and sustainable living.
CSR Programmes Implemented
Greenko Group pays special focus on its community programmes. As a part of its community outreach program in the education sphere, the Group
has taken up efforts to provide need-based infrastructure to government schools across locations wherein the organisation has constructed
compound walls to safeguard the property, constructed washrooms specially for female students to ensure hygiene, made provisions for drinking
water facility, etc. Keeping in mind the move towards digitalisation in owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, a majority of Greenko’s contributions is seen
in promoting digital education among the Govt. schools through setting up of Computers labs, and Digital classrooms.
Furthermore, the Group’s focus on rural development initiatives augmented the improvement of basic existing amenities and creation of new
amenities for the rural communities across locations in the various areas of street lighting facility, solid waste management, availability of potable
drinking water, development of cremation places, internal approach roads etc. Greenko Group in association with local community institutions and
associations further strengthened the livelihood of the locals.
Our major CSR activities which we conduct in close partnership with the local NGO’s, Expert Institutions and Government agencies include:
- Industry Customised Skill Development and Training in Solar Energy with Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC), Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
- Program for Sustainable Livelihood Improvement through Integrated Watershed Programs with Nation Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in Maharashtra
- Habitat Conservation and Species Recovery of Great Indian Bustard (GIB) in 30 Km radius, at Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary along with Forest Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
- Conservation of Olive Ridley Turtles in Andhra Coast (With WWF) is achieved by reducing the impact of ghost gear on threatened species as well as reduction of sea turtle bycatch in trawl fisheries.
- Demonstration of Natural Farming at Gani Solar Park (with collaboration of Sri Sri Institute of Agriculture and Technology, Bangalore)
- We have initiated plans to conserve Red Panda in coordination with the Government of Sikkim and in process of firming up with detailed program of support for conservation. The Program will include support to Panda Breeding Program in Himalayan Zoological Park covering Fencing, Surveillance and Enrichment Activity.
- Few other activities taken up such as Construction of Boundary fencing for the Wildlife Sanctuary, Translocation of unwanted trees in the wildlife sanctuary.
Hand Sanitiser Distribution by Greenko Foundation
CSR Case Study 1: Swachh Himachal Abhiyaan - Malana River Cleaning and Garbage Bins Distribution
The programme was implemented in collaboration with the local State Pollution Control Board (HPPCB) after consulting the local community.
Appropriate stakeholders such as local regulatory officials also actively participated in this awareness campaign. Some of the highlights of the
campaign included the display of a banner on Swachh Himachal at prominent locations, collection of garbage and plastic waste along the riverside
by volunteers and local community members, sensitisation of the local community on environmental protection and water conservation, and the
distribution of cloth bags to replace single use plastic. This programme adopted an inclusive approach by engaging local community members
for the effective disposal of garbage in designated bins. The main activities of the awareness programme included the distribution of household
dustbins to the local people and creating awareness for proper disposal of garbage in the bins only, and awareness on cleanliness, health, hygiene,
sanitation and environment protection.
Swachh Bharat Campaign at Everest Power Pvt. Ltd.,
Distribution of Bio-Medical Waste Bins to PHC at
Greenko Astha Projects Pvt. Ltd., Himachal Pradesh
CSR Case Study 2: CONSTRUCTION OF CC DRAINAGE
Improving the health & living
standards of rural people equitably
and sustainably through the creation
of social and economic infrastructure
and basic community services and
Sagwali Village in Daloda Tehsil of
Mandsaur District in Madhya Pradesh
No. of Total
- Name of the village (s)
due to the
Alignment with SDGs
The construction work started in the month
of April 2022. The following impacts are
observed from the above activity:
- Directly benefited the entire 170 families
of the village having a population of 674
- Empowered the health status of 150
students of the school
- Uplifted the health standard and
empowered the socio-economic status
of the villagers
- Witnessed Clean India Green India
- Built an otherwise dilapidated compound
wall for safeguarding to make sure the
education kept continuing even during