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Aiming for zero accidents

International Cement Review, August 2013

For the WBCSD's CSI, the number-one priority for all its 24 member companies is safety. Revised guidelines published in May 2013 on measuring and reporting aim to make the industry a safer place.

The CSI recently launched a revised version of "Safety in the Cement Industry: Guidelines for Measuring and Reporting" in May 2013, which evolved significantly from its first version in 2004 – this is the fourth edition of the guidelines. By further improving the accuracy of the occupational injury register, CSI member companies can work on a consistent basis to produce their safety performance reports. The common reporting platform enables members to track performance against consolidated CSI indicators to evaluate the progress of their individual programmes.

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Cement industry leans on market based models for pan-sector recycling

Sustainability Outlook, 30 July 2013

Dalmia Cement is a member of the WBCSD's Cement Sustainability Initiative. Could you tell me something about the initiative and what inspired Dalmia Cement to be a part of it?

The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is a global effort by 24 major cement producers across the world to work towards sustainable development. We enrolled last year in the CSI to support the global action on climate change and exemplified our commitment to sustainable development. We are the third company in India that joined the initiative. We have clear targets that we have to achieve to retain that membership going forward. We have to improve our sustainability commitments in terms of fuel consumption, power consumption and we have to declare those targets with the timelines publicly. Under CSI, we also report in the public domain in areas of climate change and carbon emission reduction targets.

Could you tell us something about the targets/goals for cement industry as proposed by the recently announced technology road map for low carbon growth pathways?

The technology roadmap for low carbon growth pathways was launched in January 2013. CSI has outlined the ways to achieve a low carbon pathway for the Indian cement industry. The target is to reduce carbon emissions by 45% by 2050. They have also road mapped the new technologies that will come to India to facilitate this in the near future. The way to go about achieving these targets could either come with increased use of blended cement, through increased energy efficiency, advanced technology and more use of alternative fuels.

We are also trying to maximize the use of fly ash because according to CSI we can use as much as 35% of it. We are already at 30 plus. As a company we produce 62% blended cement which is very close to the industry average. Going forward, we will put in our efforts to increase that percentage.

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CSI releases results of GNR 2011

16 July 2013

The CSI has released data for the 2011 Getting the Numbers Right (GNR) programme. The results reveal that specific net CO2 emissions/t of cementitious material fell by 17% from 756 kg/t in 1990 to 629 kg/t in 2011. Compared to 2010, real improvements in efficiency and emissions can be seen across the board.

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Dalmia will set new benchmarks in its sustainability effort

Indian Cement Review, June 2013

What is Dalmia's stated goal on sustainability and how close are you to that dream?

Dalmia Cement is a member of CSI (Cement Sustainability Initiative, under the aegis of the WBCSD, Geneva). Consequently, it is bound by the CSI's Charter on Sustainability.  We adhere to the exacting and very comprehensive standards of the CSI. As a part of our commitment, we are in the process of publishing the Sustainability Report from the financial year 2013-14. In Specific Energy Consumption, we are carrying out energy audit to identiy energy saving potenital. Interally, an exclusive energy conservation team focuses on the critical areas of raw and coal mill, captive power plant, compressors, pumps, packing plants and ball mill. Monitoring energy consumption daily on several metrics and taking corrective measures wherever necessary.

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The Indian roadmap looks at the reduction potential from waste heat recovery

Indian Cement Review, April 2013

The launch of low carbon technology roadmap has opened new avenues for the Indian cement manufacturers in their quest for improving energy efficiency and bringing down the carbon footprint.

In an exclusive interview with Philippe Fonta (Managing Director of the WBCSD) throws light on the key features, and the various stakeholders need to focus for the road map to be successful in India.

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Blueprint detailing how Indian cement sector can sharply reduce its CO2 emissions

25 February 2013

India’s cement industry is the second-largest in the world after China’s, and it more than doubled output from 2000 to 2010. The sector is the third-largest energy consumer in India’s manufacturing sector, and because production involves burning limestone, or calcium carbonate, a significant geological repository for carbon, it is responsible for 7% of India’s emissions of carbon dioxide that increase global temperature.

India’s cement industry has already reduced direct and indirect CO2 emissions per tonne of cement by more than a third since 1996, but total emissions are growing with increased production. The new roadmap specifies technologies, policy frameworks and investment plans that would limit that growth to just a doubling or at most a 240% increase. Techniques range from alternative fuels to waste heat recovery and include carbon capture and storage (CCS), with total additional investments through 2050 of USD 29 billion to 50 billion.

The recommendations in Technology Roadmap: Low-Carbon Technology for the Indian Cement Industry also would save the sector at least 375 petajoules of energy in 2050, the equivalent of current annual energy use in Sri Lanka or Bulgaria. Supported by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the initiative also includes tools and financing for feasibility studies of the roadmap’s low-carbon technology at select plants.

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New PCR for concrete

13 February 2013

A new PCR for concrete has been issued. The PCR is an update of a previuos PCR and is now aligned towards EN 15804. The PCR has been developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's (WBSCD) Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI).

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