Ambuja Cements has been certified as India’s leading ‘water positive’ cement company by DNV GL. The Holcim-owned company obtained a 4.03 water positive status, well above the factor of 2 achieved when the assessment was carried out three years ago. In recent years, Ambuja Cements has pioneered initiatives to harvest and best manage water resources and has succeeded in reducing water consumption from 8389 million litres in 2011 to 7734 million litres in 2014, a 7.8% reduction.
Ajay Kapur, Managing Director & CEO, Ambuja Cements Limited, said, "In line with our sustainable development philosophy, we continue to remain in the forefront of environmental development initiatives. This is another fulfilling achievement that clearly resonates our visionary approach towards sustainability."
"Achieving a 4.03 water positive status this year is a remarkable accomplishment,” said Sandeep Shrivastava, Head - Environment & Sustainability, Ambuja Cements Limited. “We will continue our endeavour towards environmental sustainability, with the objective to emerge as among the world's most water positive company."
The assessment by DNV GL was carried out for the period January - December 2014 and the audit encompassed samples from the company's various facilities.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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