Dalmia Bharat Appoints Dr. Arvind Bodhankar as Head, ESG

With this appointment, the company further strengthens its commitment towards its ESG roadmap

New Delhi, India, January 12, 2022: Dalmia Bharat Limited, a pioneer in cement manufacturing has announced the appointment of Dr. Arvind Bodhankar as the Head of their ESG practice today. Dr. Bodhankar is a very seasoned and versatile ESG & Risk Management professional and comes with an extensive experience of over 32 years and has helped develop and implement ESG strategies for many global and Indian companies. His appointment will help boost and strengthen Dalmia Bharat’s ESG commitments.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Puneet Dalmia, Managing Director, Dalmia Bharat Limited said, “Sustainability is a way of life at Dalmia Bharat and we are committed to the environment and consistently focused on sustainable practices. I am happy to have Arvind come on board and lead the company’s ESG practice. I am confident, that he will be able to accelerate Dalmia Bharat’s commitment to be a pioneer in the ESG space and also be a key contributor to the country’s circular economy.”

Dr. Arvind Bodhankar, Head ESG, Dalmia Bharat Limited commented “The challenge and the opportunity for Dalmia Bharat is immense. Achieving net zero means we need to see a fundamental reshaping of industries and therefore of the global economy. Getting there requires bold action, new partnerships and ways of engaging with customers and stakeholders to accelerate the new solutions the world requires. As one of the India’s top cement manufacturing company Dalmia Bharat – has a vital role to play in ESG to support businesses and economies to thrive in a net zero future, and an ambitious plan to make this happen. I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues across, to realise this opportunity.”

With a clear goal to becoming Carbon Negative, the company is continuously transforming its business practices while creating a resilient foundation. The thrust on innovation, in both product and processes will not only aid the company in enhancing service levels to its customers, but also help Dalmia Bharat make impactful contributions as the company moves towards building a carbon neutral world.

About Dalmia Bharat Limited

Dalmia Bharat Limited (DBL) (BSE/NSE Symbol: DALBHARAT), is a pioneer in cement manufacturing since 1939.  Dalmia Bharat has grown its cement capacity from 1.6 MTPA to 33 MTPA and has the fourth largest manufacturing capacity in India. Spread across nine states and thirteen manufacturing units, the company is a category leader in super-specialty cements used for oil well, railway sleepers and air strips and is the country’s largest producer of slag cement. Dalmia Bharat has been ranked No. 1 on business readiness for a low carbon transition (CDP Global Cement Sector Report, April 2018) and prides itself at 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. Dalmia Bharat was the first cement company in the world to announce net zero carbon by 2040. It is also the first cement company in India to formally announce a capital allocation policy. Visit us at http://www.dalmiabharat.com

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