Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited has become the first cement company in India to receive a green accreditation from the Green product rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) council. GRIHA is the national rating system for green buildings in India that was jointly set up by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India to combat climate change.
Dalmia Cement is India’s 4th largest cement company and a leading pioneer in Green cement manufacturing. The cement major received green enlistment for its blended cement in the GRIHA Green Catalogue under three categories GRIHA V.3 criterion:15, GRIHA V.2015 criterion:19, GRIHA V.2019 criterion19 & 21 and SVAGRIHA criterion:11.
Commenting on the prestigious accreditation, Sanjay Wali, Sr. Executive Director and Head – Sales, Marketing & Logistics, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, said, “It is a matter of immense pride to become India’s first-ever company to receive this Green accreditation from GRIHA. We see this as a big step in our journey towards creating positive environmental and social impact and furthering our business philosophy of ‘Clean & Green is Profitable and Sustainable.’ We will continue to lead by example and highlight the business relevance of sustainable practices in reducing carbon footprint and transitioning to a Grey to Green reality.”
Dalmia Cement’s blended products ‘Composite’, ‘Portland Pozzolana ’ and ‘Portland Slag ’ were evaluated by the GRIHA Council and listed as a green product in the GRIHA Green Catalogue under the Sustainable Building Materials.
Dalmia Cement is committed to becoming carbon negative by 2040 and was recently ranked # 1 in the global cement sector by CDP on business readiness for a low-carbon economy transition.
Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL) has been in existence since 1939. The Company t prides itself on having one of the lowest carbon footprints in the cement world globally. It is the first cement company to commit to RE100, EP100 & EV100 – showing real business leadership in the clean energy transition by taking a joined-up approach. With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 33 million tonnes, Dalmia Cement also has the fourth-largest cement manufacturing capacity in India. Spread across nine states and thirteen manufacturing units, the company is a category leader in super-speciality cement used for oil well, railway sleepers, and airstrips and is the country’s largest producer of slag cement