Green Accreditation Bolsters Dalmia Cement’s Pioneering Role in Making the Industry Carbon Negative
New Delhi, 22 October 2021: Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, a leading Indian cement major and a subsidiary of Dalmia 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, Mr. 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 cement 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 cement products ‘Composite Cement (CC)’, ‘Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC)’ and ‘Portland Slag Cement (PSC)’ were evaluated by the GRIHA Council and listed as a green product in the GRIHA Green Catalogue under the Sustainable Building Materials. Dalmia Cement’s brands DALMIA DSP CEMENT, DALMIA CEMENT, DALMIA INFRA PRO, KONARK CEMENT, DALMIA INFRAGREEN, and DALMIA INSTA PRO are covered under this enlistment.
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.
About Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. –
Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited (BSE Code: 542216|NSE Symbol: DALBHARAT and listed in MSE), is a leading player in the cement manufacturing segment and has been in existence since 1939. Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited prides itself on having one of the lowest carbon footprint 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-specialty cement used for oil well, railway sleepers, and airstrips and is the country’s largest producer of slag cement. Visit us at http://www.dalmiacement.com.
About GRIHA Council
GRIHA Council is an independent, not-for-profit society jointly set up by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India to promote and administer GRIHA, the indigenous rating system developed by TERI, which was adopted by MNRE as the national rating system for green buildings in India. The tool measures the performance and environmental impact of a building based on a set of predefined criteria and assigns a rating between one and five stars. GRIHA is a part of the mitigation strategy for combating climate change in India's “Nationally Determined Contributions" submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change, Government of India.