Dalmia Bharat Honoured with National Award for Sustainability from National Council for Cement and Building Materials

Recognises company’s strong commitment to sustainable operations

Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited’s (BSE Code: 533309|NSE Symbol:DALMIABHA) Dalmiapuram plant has received the National Award from the National Council for Cement and Building Materials for best Environment Excellence in Indian Cement Industry for the year 2014 – 15 and second Best Environment Excellence in Indian Cement Industry for the year 2013 -14. In addition to this, a research paper presented on Research and Development activities also received an award for Best Research Paper.

The National Council for Cement and Building Materials NCB India/ is an apex body dedicated to continuous research, technology development and transfer, education and industrial services for cement and building material industries. The plant was accessed on various parameters such as the consumption of higher percentage of alternate fuels and raw materials, substantial reduction of water consumption, minimizing carbon emissions, green belt development, rain water harvesting, waste water recycling and zero liquid discharge which contributes heavily towards overall sustainability development.

“It’s a huge honour for us to receive a National Award from the apex body in our industry, the National Council for Cement and Building Materials,” said Mr. Prashant Tripathy, Head Manufacturing, Dalmia Bharat Group. Each and every one of us is conscious of our responsibility towards leaving behind a planet that is safe and can meet the need of our future generations. I believe this recognition will encourage and inspire our teams to strive for higher levels of sustainability and excellence.”

Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited was represented by Mr. Prashant Tripathy – Head Manufacturing, Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited, Mr. R Krishnakumar, Executive Director and Mr. R Rajamohan, Senior General Manager, Industrial Engineering, Dalmia Bharat Group at the award ceremony held in New Delhi. The awards are presented at an international conference organised once in every two years. Over 1150 participants from India and more than 100 overseas participants from 22 different countries attended this year’s event.

About Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited (DCBL)
Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited (BSE Code: 533309|NSE Symbol: DALMIABHA and listed in MSE), is a leading player in the cement manufacturing since 1939. It is the third largest cement group in India with manufacturing facilities in eight stateswith operations in 22 states andhas been in existence for more than 75 years. With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 24 MnT, Dalmia Cement is a top quartile player in India. The company is also the category leader in super-specialty cements used for oil wells, railway sleepers and air strips and is the country’s largest producer of slag cement. DCBL increased its stake in OCL from 48% to 74.6%. Dalmia Cement joined Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), a sector project of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), in 2012. Dalmia Cement has also partnered recently with International Finance Corporation to promote sustainable business. Visit us at Dalmia Cement