India’s Dalmia Cement

Dalmia Cement’s overarching focus lies in consuming less to manufacture more, while minimising environmental impact. It is its conviction that the most successful, profitable and sustainable companies are ones that hold themselves to the most stringent environmental standards. Dalmia Cement has been progressively producing cement with ‘greener’ alternatives. It has invested in low-carbon technologies that translate into enhanced resources and energy efficiency. It has also increased the proportion of environment-friendly blended cement in its product mix to 80 per cent, reducing its carbon footprint while addressing waste disposal issues of other industries.

Dalmia Cement’s commitment towards environmental protection was reflected in its achievements – It was ranked No.1 in the global cement manufacturing sector by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for its achievement in transitioning into a low carbon footprint business. It has increased the proportion of alternative materials used, replacing conventional kiln fuels with alternative fuels and bio-fuels. As a company, it has moderated its emissions in line with the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2° scenario mandated for 2030. The company became the first organisation globally, to commit to both RE100 and EP100 campaigns. This commitment was reinforced through various ground-level initiatives across its plants and functions. Dalmia Cement has created a cumulative water recharge potential of approximately five times of its annual water consumption. Its consolidated freshwater withdrawal has reduced by 38% with water recycling increasing by 4 times. For the company, water positive cement production is the solution to water-related physical risks of climate change.