Dalmia Cement (Bharat), Globally Ranked No 1 by CDP for Lowest Carbon Footprint
Dalmia Cement (Bharat) has been ranked globally no 1 by the CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project). Out of 13 cement majors across the globe, Dalmia Bharat ranked at the top in Cement Sector League. With over 75 years of long presence in India, it is recognised as the lowest carbon footprint cement producer globally.
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL) has pledged 'Waste-Proofing the Future' as a member of the industry consortium to identify the institutional and policy interventions needed to sustainably manage waste. The consortium has been launched with eight members from diverse sectors.
Dalmia Cement (Bharat) (DCBL) is the first cement Company across the globe to join RE 100 and EP 100 campaign. The Company has commissioned 8-megawatt captive solar PV and a 9.2 Megawatt Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) project is under commissioning in Eastern India. In addition, DBL has identified more Green Power Projects on Solar PV and Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) under various stages of implementation in their plants locations across India.
Besides green power generation, conservation of natural resources is another focus area of the organisation. DCBL reduces demand for natural minerals such as Limestone and Gypsum in cement production by incremental use of industrial wastes. The waste materials primarily used in cement manufacturing by Dalmia Cement are Blast Furnace Slag from the steel industry and Fly Ash from thermal power plants. In addition, the company uses incinerable waste as an alternative fuel. These initiatives have positive impact on the bottom line and help the Company to reduce its carbon footprint from business operations. These strategies have helped DCBL to cut its carbon footprint by 36% from 1990 levels with over two fold increase in its energy productivity. DBL produces one of the lowest carbon footprint cement globally (330 kg/ton of cement material) from their Eastern Plants.
DCBL is also taking major steps on water conservation and harvesting. By reducing freshwater consumption in plants and building rainwater harvesting structures for local communities, Dalmia Cement developed about three times water harvesting potential as compared to total freshwater use. The company has further plans to replicate this success in its all cement plants to develop annual water harvesting potential of five times to its annual consumption by 2020.
@EPC World Media