All Marutis will soon be 95% recoverable & 85% recyclable


Maruti Suzuki has taken steps to control the use of Substances of Concern (SoC) in its mass production vehicles. The implementation of the International Material Data System (IMDS) will enable the company to quantify recoverable and recyclable materials in its cars. It has been used on the new WagonR and soon all Marutis will be 95% recoverable and 85% recyclable.

IMDS keeps track of the materials used in automobile manufacturing. The data is collected, maintained, analyzed and archived and facilitates meeting the End of Life Vehicles (ELV) obligations set by national and international regulations, which limit the use of lead, hexavalent chromium, mercury and cadmium, etc. and promote recycling and recovery of materials.

Maruti Suzuki is also working with its vendor partners to set up SoC management systems.

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