ReNew has a proactive approach towards the environment & biodiversity. We are a pureplay renewable energy company and are committed to providing clean energy to our country, to enable and accelerate the impending energy transition. We are committed to our approach and policy towards sustainable operations. For all our proposed projects, we undertake Environment Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) to identify all the possible impacts on the environment & the social structure of the project area and its area of influence. This is beyond the regulatory requirement and is an inherent approach of the company.

ReNew has developed a detailed management approach governing the way we operate and address our environmental aspects.

Water Management


We acknowledge that water is an essential resource for ife and appreciate that our actions will have a significant effect on employees, customers, communities and other stakeholders. We are committed to

  • Complying with applicable national, regional and local regulations
  • Monitoring our water footprint at all our projects and operations
  • Minimizing the amount of freshwater consumed by reusing as much water as possible in our operations and encouraging rainwater harvesting
  • Minimizing our water-related environmental impacts throughout the project lifecycle by adopting innovative technologies
  • Raising environmental awareness of our employees, stakeholders, vendors, partners and the society on water conservation & encouraging them to follow such practices along with the CSR team

Waste Management


We are committed to reducing the waste generated in our operations by adopting the 3R approach. Our sites are advised to adopt waste management practices in compliance with national regulations. We are in the process of defining our KPIs both at the group level and at the business level to monitor the quantum of waste generated.

Though, we are at a nascent stage w.r.t. our operations, we are conscious of the fact that we need to start developing the strategy and framework for the safe disposal of solar panels and wind turbines. ReNew is working with some of the leading academic institutions to identify and develop a sustainable approach to manage the waste to create and implement a circular economy. In order to develop effective renewable waste management framework, ReNew is also working with Indian policy makers to formulate suitable policy guidelines.

Emissions Management


ReNew is committed to becoming a carbon neutral company by 2050. In 2020, ReNew worked to develop its greenhouse gas inventory to map its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions within the operations. It plans to adopt the Science Based Targets (SBTi) framework to validate its emissions targets and mitigation strategies for off-setting carbon emissions within the operations and across the value chain

Biodiversity Management


We proactively take initiatives in protecting our biodiversity. As per our ESMS, we are committed to causing the least disturbance to the local ecology of our sites. We strictly follow the recommendations of the ESIA with respect to ecology and we ensure that no additional clearance of land and vegetation takes place apart from the project footprint and precautionary measures are taken, so as to, not disturb wildlife due to the movement of project vehicles and machineries.

We undertake bird and bat studies on the recommendations of our ESIA studies and take proactive measures like installation of bird guards and divertors on our transmission lines to mitigate bird collisions due to the same. We have robust internal monitoring and reporting through an online portal, taking data directly from our sites to assess the impact on avifauna due to our operations. We train our staff to monitor internally any incidence of bird collisions and report on regular basis.

A strong internal control mechanism has been put in place to ensure regular monitoring of the performances of our environmental indicators. The business units have internal environmental targets, which is monitored at the CMD level. ReNewers are encouraged to work on improvement initiatives using the IIFC framework