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ACC wins the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2015

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ACC has been recognised for Corporate Excellence in Sustainability as the company was awarded the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2015. This is one of India’s most coveted awards in the field of corporate sustainable development.

At an awards function organised by CII in New Delhi on 15 December 2015, ACC’s CEO & MD Mr. Harish Badami was presented the CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2015 trophy and certificate by a distinguished panel led by Mr Suresh Prabhu (Union Minister for Railways), Mr Y C Deveshwar (Chairman ITC Ltd and Chairman, CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development), Dr R A Mashelkar (former Director General CSIR and presently President, Global Research Alliance), Ambassador Mr Shyam Saran (former Foreign Secretary and presently Chairman Research & Information System for Developing Countries) and Mr Chandrajit Banerjee (Director General, CII).

Asked to highlight critical success factors responsible for this award, ACC listed highlights of its environmental, social and economic performance – notably proactive environment and energy management measures that enabled overall carbon emissions to be cut by almost 33% since 1990 and achieve lowest absolute CO2 emissions in the cement industry.

The CII-ITC awards, instituted in 2006, recognise and reward organisations that are exploring ways to become more sustainable in their activities.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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