Sustainability a way of life

Ambuja Cement aspires to be the most competitive and sustainable company in the cement manufacturing industry. Acting in a sustainable manner is not only a business imperative but also provides the company with a competitive advantage

Ambuja cement continues to set industry benchmarks in tackling carbon emissions and creating sustainable solutions. Aligned with the vision of LafargeHolcim, the parent company, Ambuja Cement is committed to group-level targets to mitigate the effects of climate change. The company has also taken the lead in encouraging the construction sector to formulate sustainable development strategies in India.

Ambuja cement’s sustainable development initiatives cover a wide spectrum. From harnessing clean technology to using industrial wastes in cement production, energy conservation to exploiting renewable energy resources, emissions reduction to creating institutionalised mechanisms to monitor environmental risks and strict adherence to the company’s ‘zero non-compliance’ regime, Ambuja Cement’s sustained efforts have helped ingrain the sustainability agenda in the company’s DNA. All Ambuja Cements Limited plants are ISO 14001 certified.

Ambuja cement’s vision to become the most competitive and sustainable company in the industry has led the company to adopt True Value, the triple bottom-line accounting method which encompasses the three pillars of sustainability – people, planet, and profit. 

Good corporate governance practices, an overarching corporate environment policy, CSR initiatives, thrust on health and safety at workplace and a sustainable supply chain policy have helped the company cement its sustainability agenda. 

With an eye on the future, Ambuja cement has conceived the Sustainable Development Ambition 2030 providing strategic direction to the company’s long-term sustainability vision. 

Numbers speak 

  • 97 out of 100 in 2015 Climate Change Leadership Index.
  • CO2 levels in 2015 further reduced by 29.4% from 1990, as compared to 28.3% for 2014.
  • In 2015, the specific net CO2 per tonne of cementitious products reduced to 545kg.
  • Sustainable strategies help reduce about 60000 tonnes of CO2.
  • Direct Absolute Gross CO2 emissions (including CO2 from onsite power generation) reduced by 2.9% from 2014 levels.
  • Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC) comprises 92% of total cement sales.
  • Four times water positive.
  • Plastic positive. 
  • 4.6% of energy produced through renewable energy sources. 

Ambuja endorses: 

  • G4-15
  • Cement Sustainability Initiative of World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
  • Indian Business Biodiversity Initiative
  • Leaders for Nature
  • The Global Compact Network India
  • Sustainability practices of CII and FICCI.

 

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