Committed to the environment and consistently focused on sustainable practices, the Dalmia Bharat Group has evolved as a powerful and distinct brand that commands respect as an environmentally responsible business group. The group’s cement business is globally ranked No. 1 by CDP in 2018 on business readiness for a low carbon transition and has achieved the lowest carbon footprint in the cement sector globally.

It 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, the group continues to expand its overall renewable energy portfolio. Its blended cement portfolio and continued investment in technology reduce any adverse impact on the planet.

With a clear thrust on improving efficiency in all practices and technological innovations, the group is dedicated to operate its facilities with the utmost respect for the communities and environment it exists in.

sustainability programs by dalmia group Dalmia Cement is 5 times water positive Dalmia Cement is 5 times water positive and is the first cement company in the world to join both EP100 and RE100. It has also partnered with the International Finance Corporation to promote sustainable business practices. The plants are ISO 14001 certified, validating its environmental commitment. The organisation is switching from fossil fuels to green fuels including biomass. Most of the integrated plants and grinding units are certified with the EnMS 50,001 (Energy Management System) accreditation.
Today, the company's carbon footprint is 40% lower than the global average in the cement industry. Moving from ‘Grey to Green’, the group is setting up the largest carbon capture facility in the cement sector in the world. The Dalmia Bharat Group is committed to consuming 100% renewable energy by 2030 and becoming carbon negative by 2040.
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Dalmia Cement is 5 times water positive

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Lowest CO2 footprint in the Global Cement Sector

Dalmia Cement is 5 times water positive and the first cement company in the world to join both EP100 and RE100. We have also partnered with the International Finance Corporation to promote sustainable business. The plants are ISO 14001-certified, validating its environmental commitment. We are switching from fossil fuels to green fuels including biomass. Most of the Group’s integrated plants and grinding units are certified with the EnMS 50,001 (Energy Management System) accreditation.

Today, our carbon footprint is 40% lower than the global average for a cement company. Moving from ‘Grey to Green’, we are setting up the largest Carbon Capture facility in the cement sector, globally. We are committed to consuming 100% renewable energy by 2030 and becoming Carbon Negative by 2040.

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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. The company has identified the potential to generate 40 MW of green power through waste heat recovery from exit gases in its plants.
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Alternate Fuel

The group 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, which is helping avoid fuel-related CO2 emissions.
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Alternate Raw Material

Dalmia Bharat Group engages with the Iron and Steel, Petroleum, Power and other sectors to utilise their wastes. The Ariyalur plant was the first in India to engage in a trail burn study in the presence of CPCB officials that involved co-processing of tannery ETP sludge.
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Other Initiatives

By indulging in various initiatives like clean water, sanitation, affordable and clean energy, responsible consumption and production, business and biodiversity, the Dalmia Bharat Group ensures that all processes are environmentally friendly.

sustainability programs by dalmia group farming At Dalmia Sugar, sustainability is integrated in all aspects of daily operations. The organisation has been working on aspects like sugarcane sourcing from farmers, efficient operations to minimise waste and optimising energy consumption. It has also been executing various community initiatives in the same direction. The waste from the sugar industry that was earlier disposed of is now utilised in the group's distillery and co-generation businesses. Today, the organisation utilises all bagasse produced from the sugar plant to generate electricity whereas molasses is used in the distillery to produce alcohol.

The mission is to ensure sustainable sugarcane production that creates value for the farmers, the community while sustaining the business and the ecosystem.
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Ensuring Sustainable Sugarcane Production

At Dalmia Sugar, sustainability has been integrated within our daily operations. We have been working on aspects like sugarcane sourcing from farmers, efficient operations to minimize waste, optimizing energy consumption and our community initiatives. The waste from the sugar industry which was earlier disposed of is now utilized in our distillery and co-generation businesses. Today, we utilize all bagasse produced from the sugar plant to generate electricity whereas molasses is used in the distillery to produce alcohol.

Our mission is to ensure sustainable sugarcane production which creates value for farmers, community, sustaining business and ecosystem.

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How do we do it?

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Conserving Water

At DBSIL, the organisation recycles and reuses water, which has reduced its freshwater intake. With the initiatives like a recirculation system for recovery of cooling water and treated water provided to farmers for irrigation purposes, the group saves close to 1000 cubic metres of water per day.
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Energy Efficiency

DBSIL generates renewable power through the use of Bagasse. The group's initiatives such as employing low temperature evaporator modules for reduction in steam consumption and energy requirements, installed evaporative condensers in distilleries to reduce steam and power consumption, and the use of LED lights in place of high wattage lighting, all reduce energy consumption.
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Emissions

The group regularly monitors stack emissions and ambient air quality. Bagasse based co-generation is used at the plant that reduces dependence on fossil fuel sources of energy, thereby reducing GHG emissions. Green drives are also conducted where saplings are planted to act as carbon sinks.
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Waste Management

DBSIL follows a policy of no wastage and optimised usage. Non-hazardous wastes are disposed through authorised recyclers and hazardous waste like oil and grease is mixed with Bagasse for co-generation. The group also ensures optimal waste management by adopting a bio-composting method for disposing press mud, the waste residue generated after extraction of juice from sugarcane.

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