Shining Sustainably: Hari Krishna Exports Pioneers Renewable-Powered Natural Diamonds
Posted by Hari Krishna
October 10, 2023
At Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., our diamonds are not just a symbol of everlasting love, but a symbol of sustainability and environmental responsibility.
Imagine a room full of diamonds, dazzling under the sun. But here’s the catch — that brilliant shine is not just from the diamond, it’s also powered by the sun itself! Yes, that’s right, Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., one of the most prominent players in the diamond industry, has been manufacturing your favourite natural diamonds through the power of 100% renewable energy.
Traditional diamond mining and manufacturing companies often consume 6.2% of total energy globally and are very energy-intensive. According to researchers, it takes 96 to 150 KWH of energy to produce a carat of diamond.
But that doesn’t include Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. anymore.
Our manufacturing is running on 100% renewable energy generated from our in-house solar panels that generate around 1,210,211 KWH per year. This is more than enough to supply power to an auditorium for over 33 years and can power approximately 40,340 households for a day. If this much energy is sourced through the traditional way of burning coal, it would take over 4,034 metric tons.
Since 2008, HK manufacturing in Surat has been using solar energy from a total of 4 plants of solar panel systems. “Why not make diamonds that are as pleasing to the earth as they are to the eyes?” Savji Dholakia, founder and chairman once visualised. Now, the vision has been materialised as these super-efficient solar panels provide manufacturing operations in the most earth-friendly way. “We will continue to produce diamonds in the most sustainable way”, Managing Director Ghanshyam Dholakia, added.
Far beyond just green trendsetter, HK has a proven track of making a real lasting impact through our mission to reduce our carbon footprint, one dazzling diamond at a time. And we’ve gone a long way in our contribution to the global goals.
Our philanthropic arm Dholakia Foundation has taken an oath to make the world a better place through multi-sectoral initiatives such as Mission 102030 (10 million trees by 2030) and Mission100X (Conserving 100 Billion water), among others.
To date, we are steadily moving towards our goal by having grown over 2,800,844 trees and constructing at least 125 lakes across remote areas in India, thereby conserving over 13 billion litres of water.
We just proved that one can glamour and save the planet at the same time. By institutionalising renewable energy and sustainability practices, we are showing the world that being eco-friendly should be the new standard for businesses. In HK, we embody and live up to this mantra seriously: Traceable. Renewable.
You can join our initiatives towards sparkling sustainability by visiting the Dholakia Foundation and together we continue to make a lasting difference in the world.
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