Dalmia Cement Awarded CII – IGBC’s Prestigious GreenPro Ecolabelling Accreditation

Cement Major becomes sector’s first to be certified by country’s top green rating systems – GRIHA and CII –IGBC

New Delhi, XX November 2021: Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, a leading Indian cement major and a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited, has been awarded the prestigious GreenPro Ecolabelling Certificate by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), a part of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). The company, which is India’s 4th largest cement brand, is now the first in its sector to receive accreditations by two prominent green rating systems in the country– “GRIHA and CII –IGBC.” 

CII-IGBC followed a life-cycle approach to certify Dalmia Cement’s avant-garde blended cement product portfolio including Portland Pozzoloana Cement (PPC), Portland Slag Cement (PSC) and Composite Cement (CC) that are manufactured at the company’s plants across India. 

Commenting on the accreditation, Sanjay Wali, Senior Executive Director and Head of Sales, Marketing & Logstices at Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, said, “As India’s leading pioneer in green cement manufacturing, we have always stayed ahead of the curve with our sustainable building material offerings that encourage circular construction and meet the needs of our eco-conscious customers. We see GreenPro’s accreditation as a milestone in our journey to becoming carbon negative by 2040. This also reaffirms our blended cement product’s green supremacy that is accelerating the global transition from a grey to green reality.”

Key parameters that the company’s manufacturing plants were evaluated for are clinker consumption, energy efficiencies, water efficiency, renewable energy, alternate fuel, carbon footprint and alternate raw material used. 

Dalmia Cement recently received a green accreditation from the Green product rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) council. The company was also 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 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. 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. Visit us at Dalmia Cement  

About GreenPro – 

GreenPro is a Type – 1 Ecolabel which enables the end users in the building sector and manufacturing sector to choose sustainable products, materials and technologies for reducing the environment impacts during the construction, operation and maintenance of their buildings and factories. GreenPro Ecolabel is accredited by Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) through GENICES – GEN’s Internationally Coordinated Ecolabelling System. A product which bears GreenPro Ecolabel has lower environment impact and contributes significantly for enhancing the performance of Green Buildings and Green Companies. GreenPro empowers end users with product sustainability information and steer them towards purchasing of sustainable products.

About Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

The CII works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering Industry, Government and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, with over 9000 members from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 300,000 enterprises from 294 national and regional sectoral industry bodies. For more than 125 years, CII has been engaged in shaping India’s development journey and works proactively on transforming Indian Industry’s engagement in national development. CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues. Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, livelihoods, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and sustainable development, to name a few. As India marches towards its 75th year of Independence in 2022, CII, with the Theme for 2021-22 as Building India for a New World: Competitiveness, Growth, Sustainability, Technology, rededicates itself to meeting the aspirations of citizens for a morally, economically and technologically advanced country in partnership with the Government, Industry and all stakeholders.

With 62 offices, including 10 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 8 overseas offices in Australia, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 394 counterpart organizations in 133 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.