HAL, as a responsible PSU, strives to accomplish the vision of becoming a significant global player in the Aerospace Industry and at the same time is focused on environment protection, conservation of natural resources, welfare of employees and the society at large. HAL has been demonstrating its sense of responsibility towards both the community and the environment through various initiatives over the years, proactively nurturing community growth and development. Several initiatives and measures have been undertaken over the past few years to reduce the impact of HAL’s operations on environment.


1.    The Company has installed Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) systems at all its locations. Suitable buildings are identified and RWH systems are put in place to collect and store the rain water. The stored rain water is used for gardening and other non-potable uses.

2.    The Company actively promotes water conservation by taking effective measures like arresting of leakages, spreading awareness, etc.

3.    The Company ensures that its operations do not pollute the environment. Sewage and Effluent Treatment Plants are installed and the treated water is used for gardening and other non-potable uses.

4.    Under CSR, HAL has taken up the rejuvenation of Kumudvathi River in Tumkur District, Karnataka State, in association with the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), an NGO. The project has received accolades at various forums.

1.    Energy Conservation is an ongoing effort in HAL’s operations. HAL has implemented several energy conservation measures down the years which has resulted in lowering the energy intensity of the operations. Few examples are listed below:

a.    Refurbishing of furnace insulations

b.    Installation of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) in Air Compressors, Ventilation Systems etc.

c.    Installation of Solar Water Heaters

d.    Improving the operation of Air Compressors and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Plants

e.    Replacement of Reciprocating Compressors with Screw Compressors.

f.    Replacement of old Air Conditioners with star rated Air Conditioners.

2.    As of 2017-2018, HAL is committed to replace the conventional type Light Fittings with LED Light Fittings at all its locations. The work is currently under progress (March -2018).

3.    Apart from improving the energy efficiency in operations, HAL is also committed to invest on reduction in consumption of energy sources from conventional resources. The Company has committed to install 50 MW of Renewable Energy Power Plants to reduce the carbon footprint. Wind and Solar Power Plants of more than 10 MW capacity have been installed and nearly 30 MW is in the pipeline (March -2018). 

4.    A 3.5 MW Solar Power Plant isinstalled at HAL Airport, Bangalore (2015-16). The power plant has a single-axis tracking mechanism which enhances the power generation and avoids glare for the landing Aircraft. The plant has been installed under the Developer model and HAL purchases the power at a fixed tariff under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a period of 25 years.
Solar Power Plant
5.    A 6.3 MW Wind Power Plant located at Harapanahalli in Davangere District of Karnataka was commissioned on 31st March 2016. The plant generates around 150 Lakh units per year.
Wind Power Plant
6.    Roof Top Solar Power Plants have also been installed at various Divisions of the Company.
Roof Top Solar Power Plants

1.    As part of Municipal Solid Waste (MSD) Management activity, two units of Organic Waste Converters (OWCs) were installed at the Senior Officers Quarters in Bangalore during the year 2012-13.The OWC converts kitchen and other organic waste into garden manure. It is a step towards achieving zero waste disposals in the townships. 
2.    In another initiative towards Solid Waste Management, two units of Biogas Plants with a capacity of 500kg/day and 1000kg/day each were installed at the Central Test House (CTH) area at HAL, Bangalore. Waste from the canteens is processed in this plant. The biogas generated is being used for cooking.
Solid Waste Management
3.    Segregation at source has been implemented at all locations of HAL in order to manage the waste effectively.

4.    HAL also operates a Paper Recycling Unit at Bangalore to process the waste paper from Offices for making Files, Folders and other Stationery Items. The plant has a capacity to process 75 Kgs/day of waste paper. This is one of the initiatives taken by HAL towards conservation of trees.
Paper Recycling Unit
5.    The Company also promotes awareness in the community regarding waste management and Swachh Bharat. Some of the modes of engagement with the community are conducting drawing and essay writing competitions in schools, skits, mini-marathons etc. 
Awareness for Swachh Bharat
Awareness for Swachh Bharat
Awareness for Swachh Bharat
6.    The Company has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the National Productivity Council for its efforts in Reduce, Reuse & Recycle.