March 5, 2015: Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited (HCCBPL) propose to set up a state-of-the-art Greenfield manufacturing facility at State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd. (SIPCOT) Industrial Growth Centre, Perundurai, Erode, Tamil Nadu with an approx. investment of INR 500 Crores, to manufacture a variety of beverages including juices and Packaged Drinking Water for which 71.3 acres of land has been allotted by SIPCOT.
HCCB has no plans to extract ground water at any stage for any use in the operations at Perundarai and intends to take water from SIPCOT to meet the industrial water requirement. No treated waste water shall be discharged outside the Plant premises and the excess water shall be utilized for “Onland for Irrigation” within the premises.
HCCBPL on December 11, 2014 participated in stakeholder meetings held at Perundurai clarifying all concerns. A detailed response was also submitted by HCCBPL to the District Collector of Erode to give the factual position on the ground.

HCCBPL being a responsible corporate citizen is committed to carry out its operations in ways that protect and preserve the environment and enhance the economic development of the communities where it operates. With an enduring commitment to build sustainable communities, HCCBPL is focused on initiatives that reduce its environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for its associates. HCCBPL has implemented several environmental practices over the period of time in the area of water conservation, wastewater management and solid waste management across its plants, which would be replicated at Perundurai.

HCCBPL has been constantly engaging with various stakeholders and is open to discuss all issues in an open and transparent manner and allay apprehensions that some stakeholders may have.