Shree’s sustainable path

Published 04 November 2019

India’s cement industry has introduced several initiatives to place it on a path towards more sustainable cement production. Shree Cement highlights the actions it has taken to integrate sustainability into its cement production process. By Dr Anil Kumar Trivedi, Shree Cement Ltd, India.

As a signatory to the Cement Sustainability Initiative,

Shree Cement has delivered on its promise to reduce its

energy footprint by implementing leading industry practices

and transferring knowledge to the sector

India’s cement industry accounts for over seven per cent of global cement production and plays a critical role in the country’s initiatives to modernise and develop its infrastructure. Shree Cement Ltd (SCL) is one of India’s top three cement producers and a top 100 company in terms of market capitalisation, operating a cement capacity of more than 40Mta across eight states.

Being at the forefront of sustainability has always been an intrinsic part of SCL’s business. The cement producer was the first Indian cement company to publish a sustainability report (for FY04-05) and join the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI). As a signatory to the CSI, SCL has delivered on its promise to reduce its energy footprint by implementing leading practices in the industry as well as transferring knowledge to the wider cement sector. The company’s vision is to be the leading cement producer in India, creating value through business practices that emphasise a triple-bottom line of economic, social and environmental performance.

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