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Environmentally friendly and Sustainable

Dalmia Cement’s overarching focus lies in consuming less to manufacture more, while minimising environmental impact. It is its conviction that the most successful, profitable and sustainable companies are ones that hold themselves to the most stringent environmental standards.

Dalmia Cement has been progressively producing cement with ‘greener’ alternatives. It has invested in low-carbon technologies that translate into enhanced resources and energy efficiency. It has also increased the proportion of environment-friendly blended cement in its product mix to 80%, reducing its carbon footprint while addressing waste disposal issues of other industries. The company’s risk mitigation policies were outlined keeping in mind its long-term vision on the one hand and enhanced sustainability-driven prosperity on the other.

Dalmia Cement’s commitment towards environmental protection was reflected in its achievements – It was ranked No.1 in the global cement manufacturing sector by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for its achievement in transitioning into a low carbon footprint business. It has increased the proportion of alternative materials used, replacing conventional kiln fuels with alternative fuels and bio-fuels. As a company, it has moderated its emissions in line with the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2° scenario mandated for 2030. The company became the first organisation globally, to commit to both RE100 and EP100 campaigns. This commitment was reinforced through various ground-level initiatives across its plants and functions.

Dalmia Cement has created a cumulative water recharge potential of approximately five times of its annual water consumption. Its consolidated freshwater withdrawal has reduced by 38% with water recycling increasing by 4 times. For the company, water positive cement production is the solution to water-related physical risks of climate change.

Dalmia Cement follows the business philosophy of ‘Clean & Green is Profitable and Sustainable’, to create positive environmental and social impacts. By replacing conventional fuels and raw materials with alternative solutions, expanding its overall renewable energy portfolio, blended cement and investment in technology, the company is reducing any adverse impact on the planet.

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited recently announced industry-first transition measures for turning climate change into an opportunity. A proof of its commitment is that it was the only cement company in the world to speak at the Climate Action Summit of UN Secretary-General on 23rd September, 2019.

Today, the company’s carbon footprint is 40% lower than the global average for a cement company, which is the lowest carbon footprint in the global cement sector. Moving from Grey to Green, it is setting up the largest carbon capture facility in the cement sector, globally. Dalmia Cement is committed to becoming carbon negative by 2040.

How Do We Do It?

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Alternate Power

Dalmia Cement joined the Fossil Free Electricity Initiative to commit to a long-term transition to renewable energy. It has identified 40 MW green power generation potential through waste heat recovery from exit gases in its plants.

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Alternate Raw Material

Dalmia Cement engages with iron and steel, petroleum, power and other sectors to utilise their wastes. Its Ariyalur plant was the first in India to engage in a trial burn study co-processing tannery ETP sludge in the presence of CPCB officials.

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Alternate Fuel

The company is switching from fossil fuels to green fuels, including biomass. It has accelerated the use of industrial and municipal wastes to replace the use of fossil fuels in pyro-processing, helping it to avoid fuel-related CO2 emissions.

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Other Initiatives

By participating in various other initiatives involving clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, responsible consumption and production, and business and biodiversity, the company ensures that processes are environment-friendly.

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Road to 2040

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited and Carbon Clean Solutions have teamed up to build the cement industry’s largest Carbon Capture Plant.

The carbon capture plant is a large scale facility of 500,000 tonnes per year carbon capture at Tamil Nadu, India. Dalmia Cement signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL) the U.K., a leader in low-cost carbon dioxide separation technology to provide technology and operational services for the plant based on its patented CDRMax Technology.

Currently, small-scale carbon capture plants have been commissioned in few cement plants in China and Europe. However, a large-scale demonstration plant of this capacity has not been planned or announced in the cement industry yet. Dalmia Cement and CCSL will explore multiple utilisation streams for the CO2 that is captured from this large-scale plant, including direct sale for use in other industries, and manufacture of chemicals.

Its dream of becoming carbon negative by 2040 is next on the company’s agenda and it has committed to exploring the following actions –

Fossil Free Electricity Initiative

Fossil Free Electricity Initiative (RE 100)

The Conference of Parties (COP-22) Energy Day on 11th November at Marrakesh in Morocco, witnessed unique development when a core manufacturing sector company, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, joined RE 100 – an ambitious campaign of leading conglomerates of the world. It was the only one from the global cement sector to commit to a long term transition to renewable energy.

One of the major components of its Green to Greener roadmap is the ‘Fossil Free Electricity Initiative’. The need for the initiative was felt due to two reasons:

● Preparing its operations from futuristic costs of energy-related externalities

● Tapping the saving opportunities for a clean energy transition

Under the initiative, it has identified a 40 MW green power generation potential through waste heat recovery from exit gases in its integrated cement plants. A 10 MW project is under implementation and another project of 9 MW is under final stages of approval. In a significant thrust to renewable electricity generation, Dalmia Bharat Group has commissioned 8 MW captive solar PV projects in its Eastern India operations. Another Solar PV project of 12 MW and various rooftop solar PV projects are under various stages of implementation.

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Doubling Energy Productivity (EP 100)

EP 100 is another ambitious campaign that aims to double energy productivity by 2030. Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited is the first company from the cement sector that became a signatory to EP 100 and voluntarily committed to doubling energy productivity by 2030.

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Water Positivity – Harvesting More Water Than We Consume

Considering the corporate responsibility of living in harmony with local communities by minimising the competing use of water, Dalmia Cement undertook the target to become water positive by 2017. It created various check dams, farm ponds, rehabilitation of village ponds, etc. through Dalmia Bharat Group Foundation for rainwater harvesting and recharging groundwater. Additionally, it reduced the freshwater demand in its cement plants through the use of harvested rainwater in plants and recycled water use. As a result, Dalmia Cement became 12.4 times water positive in FY 2020-21 at a group level. However, since water is a local subject, the company is further driving this target down to the plant level so that each cement plant of Dalmia Bharat Group becomes water positive at a local watershed level within a year.

Environmental and Social Performance

Clean Water And Sanitation

The company is a signatory to the WBCSD WASH Pledge and provides safe water, sanitation and hygiene at the workplace.

Over 10,000 people are drinking clean water taken from community RO plant set-up with its assistance.

Affordable And Clean Energy

Dalmia Bharat Group is one of the former in India to commission a 16.5 MW wind farm in 1993.

It has commissioned solar PV projects and waste heat recovery projects and is working to double energy
productivity by 2030 and is working on additional green energy projects.

Responsible Consumption And Production

The share of industrial waste origin fuels to total fuel mix (in %) has almost doubled from 2014-2017

For a major impact to the circular economy, about 30% of the company’s raw material for cement comes from industrial waste.

Business And Biodiversity

Being an IBBI member it has opted for steps like eco-friendly mining, plantations and water bodies around mines.

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Eco-Friendly Mining Practices

Large excavators (6.5 m3) capable of digging semi- hard strata supported by rock breakers are deployed to minimise blasting operations.

By deploying a higher capacity rock breaker, it eliminated secondary blasting operations to minimise adverse impacts like fly rock and noise in the surrounding area.

A clay separation unit/screening plant has been installed for utilisation of subgrade limestone with minimal waste disposal and increase in mineral reserves, further increasing the mine life.

Dalmia Cement has been committed to planting thousands of tree saplings in the topsoil dumping area and in the buffer zone for developing thick greenery in the mine area.

To mitigate the drill emissions, the company has deployed a hydraulic drill machine with inbuilt dust-collecting devices and AC cabin to ensure operator’s safety.

Dalmia Bharat Group has created rainwater harvesting structures across mining areas to recharge the groundwater levels and thus making more water available for local communities.

Our Members and Associations

Environmental Clearances And Compliances

Sn. Locations Environmental Clearances Environmental Compliances
1 Operating Units
a DALMIAPURAM: Tiruchy, Tamil Nadu
b KADAPA: Chinnakomerala, Jammalamadugu, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh
c ARIYALUR: Thamaraikulam, Ariyalur District - 621705, Tamil Nadu
d Cement Plant at Yadwad, Taluk Gokak, District Belgaum, Karnataka
e Half Yearly Environmental Clearance Compliance Report (Bokaro, Jharkhand)
f Village Kanari, Tehsil, Char, District Bokaro, Jharkhand
g Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited {Formerly, OCL India Limited}, Rajgangpur, Dist. Sundargarh, Odisha
h Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited (DSP unit), Rajgangpur
i Annual Environmental Statement (Form-V)
j Environment Audit Statement 2018-2019 Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh
k CFE- Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh DCBL CFO- Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh Public Liability Insurance Policy
l Integrated Cement Plant and Captive Power Plant
m Kapilas Cement Works Biswali, PO:Barunia, PS:Tangi, Cuttack-754082
n Integrated Cement Plant and Captive Power Plant at Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya
o Bokaro Cement Manufacturing Works at Bokaro, Jharkhand.
p Dalmia Cement( Bharat) Limited, Rohtas Cement Work, Bihar
q Bio-medical Waste Management Annual and Monthly Reports
r Annual Environment Statement Form V – BCMW, Bokaro and “Environment Statement Form V 2022-23_BCMW
s Annual Environment Statement Form V – Dalmia Cement OHC and “Environment Statement Form-V 2022-23_Dalmia Cement OHC
t Environment Statement Form-V 2022-23_DCBL Bokaro
2 Proposed Units
a Proposed Integrated Cement Plant at Kharora, Tehsil: Kharora (Earlier Tilda), District: Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Sn. Locations Environmental Clearances Environmental Compliances
1 Operating Units
a DALMIAPURAM: Tiruchy, Tamil Nadu
I DALMIAPURAM: Tiruchy, Tamil Nadu
Kallakudi, Kovandakruchi & Venkatchalapuram, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirapalli Dist., T.N
Kallakudi, Kovandakruchi, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirapalli Dist., T.N
Kallakudi, Kovandakruchi, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirapalli Dist., T.N
II PNR / AK MINES (Ariyalur taluk, Ariyalur dist.)
Aminabad & Khairulabad, Ariyalur Tehsil, Dist. Perambalur, T.N
Perianagalur, Tehsil Ariyalur, Dist. Perambalur, T.N
III PTK MINES (Ariyalur taluk, Ariyalur dist.)
Periyathirukonam, Tehsil Ariyalur, Dist. Perambalur, T.N
Periyathirukonam, Tehsil Ariyalur, Dist. Perambalur, T.N PTK-2
b Lanjiberna Limestone & Dolomite Mines (Lanjiberna, Dist. Sundargarh, Odisha)
b1 Environment Statement Form V
b2 Lanjiberna Mines - EC
b3 Bio-medical Waste Management Annual and Monthly Reports
c KADAPA: Chinnakomerala, Jammalamadugu, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh
d BELGAUM:Yadwad Limestone, Kunnal District, Karnataka
d1 Environment Statement-Form V-YKLM Mines, Belagavi, Karnataka
e Kotapadu: Kotapadu Limestone, Kolimigundla, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
f1 Naranda Lime Stone Mines
f2 Sangoda Limes Stone Mines
f3 Zutting Pimpri Limes Stone Mines
g Jamuna Limestone Mine at Village - Jamuna, Tehsil – Rampur Baghelan, District – Satna, Madhya Pradesh
h Pagara-Jhiriya Limestone Mine at Villages: Pagra, Jhiriya Kothar, Jhiriya Bajpaien & Jhiriya Koparihan, Tehsil: Amarpatan, District: Satna, Madhya Pradesh
i Proposed Limestone Mine at Villages: Bairiha, Patarhai & Janardanpur, Tehsil: Rampur Baghelan, District: Satna, Madhya Pradesh
j Limestone mine-Block V (128.52 ha) at Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya
k Limestone mine-Block III (4.9 ha) at Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya
Proposed Mine
I Kesla-II Limestone Block (Auctioned Block) at Villages: Kharora, Kesla, Nahardih and Bardih, Tehsil: Tilda, District: Raipur, Chhattisgarh
II Sedam Limestone Mine at Villages: Beeranahalli, Arebammanahalli, Taranahalli, Konkanhalli and Shettihuda (Sedam), Taluka: Sedam, District: Kalaburagi, Karnataka
III Proposed Sindwari, Ramakhera, Satkhanda Block- B Limestone Mine (Auctioned block) in Village(s) - Ravliya, Bhavliya, Bhopali, Cherliya, Mangrol and Sindwari, Tehsil Nimbahera, District-Chittaurgarh, Rajasthan
Sn. Locations Environmental Clearances Environmental Compliances
1 Cosmos Cement Limited
2 Dalmia Cement (North East) Ltd. (Formerly known as Calcom Cement India Ltd.) - Lanka, Assam
3 Dalmia Cement (North East) Ltd. (Formerly known as Calcom Cement India Ltd.) - 16 Kilo, Umrangso, Assam
4 Dalmia Cement (North East) Ltd. (Formerly known as Calcom Cement India Ltd.) - “New Umrangshu Limestone Mine”, Umrangshu, Mine
5 Dalmia Cement (North East) Ltd. (Formerly known as Calcom Cement India Ltd.) – Line - II; 19 Kilo, Umrangso, Assam
6 Rajputana Properties Private Limited (RPPL) Plant
7 Rajputana Properties Private Limited (RPPL) Mine
8 Alsthom Industries Ltd. (Plant) with enhanced capacity of 1540 TPD (0.532 MTPA)
9 Meenakshi Cement Works” located at villages Mulliseval & Peddureddipatti, Tehsil Sattur, District Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu by Dalmia Bharat Green Vision Ltd.
10 Proposed Stand-alone Grinding Unit at Village: Nevada, Tehsil: Lalganj, District: Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh
11 Vinay Cement Ltd., Umrangshu, Assam

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