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Dalmia Cement wins CII CAP 2.0° Award for pioneering climate action initiatives


NEW DELHI, NOV 10, 2022

Reinforcing its nationwide commitment towards sustainability, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL) has won the prestigious ‘Oriented’ honour at the 3rd edition of the Climate Action Programme (CAP 2.0°) Awards by the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII).

Bagging the award for the second time, DCBL has become the only organisation to receive the coveted prize that celebrates pioneers in Climate Action in the nation’s cement sector. The CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, in association with DSM, initiated the CAP 2.0° in 2018 to help companies prepare scenario analysis, implement Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations, and calculate internal carbon pricing.

Commenting on the win, DCBL Executive Director & CRO Dr. Arvind Bodhankar said, “At Dalmia Bharat, we are paving the way for a sustainable future by surpassing global benchmarks and introducing innovative climate action endeavours. All our efforts are aligned with our corporate vision of being a leader in building materials and evoking pride in all stakeholders through customer-centricity, innovation and sustainability. We take pride in receiving this accolade from CII and look forward to mitigating climate change through our consistently innovative sustainable practices.”

Some of the key efforts solidifying Dalmia Bharat’s sustainability drive include promoting and incorporating the philosophy of ‘Waste to Prosperity’ to move from a grey to green reality.  

With a total installed capacity of 37MnT, Dalmia Bharat is the first cement group committed to becoming carbon-negative by 2040. The organisation serves as a climate catalyst for the global cement industry with a carbon footprint of 467 kg CO2/ton of cement (Q2FY 23).

Today, nearly 40 per cent of the total raw materials consumed by Dalmia Cement are industrial wastes and 80 per cent of its product portfolio is blended cement. The company is India’s largest manufacturer of Portland Slag Cement which is the lowest carbon footprint cement available in the country. The company plans on becoming a 100 per cent blended cement producer with an investment of over Rs 6,000 crore in a couple of years.

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