Maruti Suzuki India is now bringing in a new standard for the Indian automobile industry. They are now controlling the use of Substances of Concern (SoC) for mass production vehicles. With the implementation of globally acclaimed International Material Data System (IMDS), they also meet international norms and can calculate recoverable and recyclable materials in their vehicles.

Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India said, “Maruti Suzuki is always concerned about the environment. We are taking a pro-active step and voluntarily steps. We are putting in place a global mechanism for controlling hazardous substances in our vehicles. With the implementation of globally accepted IMDS system, Maruti Suzuki will be ready to comply with ELV regulations when it is launched in India.”

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Maruti uses IMDS to collect, analyze and archive data related to automobile materials. It facilitates meeting the End of Life Vehicles (ELV) obligations placed on automobile manufacturers by national and international standards, laws and regulations.

Maruti Suzuki Cars are now 95% recoverable and 85% recyclable!

Also, the avoidance of SoC is first seen on the new WagonR and all new models will follow suit. They say the new models have up to 95% recoverable and 85% recyclable materials. This avoid SoC such as lead, hexavalent chromium, mercury, and also cadmium. Maruti is also closely working and supporting its vendor partners to establish an efficient SoC management system as well.

 

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