Amara Raja has received closure orders for the plants located in Karkambadi and Nunegundlapalli, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh.
“We shall continue to make our efforts to engage with APPCB authorities in the interest of avoiding a dislocation in supplies to some of our largest clients in sensitive sectors. At a time of a national emergency in the form of the Covid pandemic, such a dislocation could be calamitous. All our manufacturing plants have undergone various annual/bi-annual environmental audits and certifications over many years and have received several awards for safety and environmental sustainability and have adhered to the highest norms of Environment, health, safety. Our choices have always been guided by a commitment to society that are socially and environmentally responsible,” a spokesperson from the company said.
Amara Raja is examining all options and preparing for all possible recourse that are available for the organisation, in a bid to ensure that interest of society, customers, suppliers, partners and all employees are taken care of. In its statement, the company also added that it has made representations to the state pollution control board officials on various environmental control measures that are deployed. The measures are in line with industry standards and regulatory requirements and improvement actions are being initiated.