ACC and Ambuja Cements accelerate decarbonisation agenda

Investment in Waste Heat Recovery Systems (WHRS)across six sites in India to reduce 5.61 lakhs tons of CO2 emissionsper year.


Ambuja Cement and ACC – both operating companiesof leading global building material and solutions organisation LafargeHolcim –have collectively accelerated their decarbonisation agenda. The aim is togenerate clean and green energy in line with LafargeHolcim’s Net Zero Pledgeand its ambition to reduce emissions from electricity.

To drive sustainability through technology, theWHRS will be installed at Ambuja Cements plants in Bhatapara (Chattisgarh),Suli and Rauri (Himachal Pradesh) and Marwar Mundwa (Rajasthan); and ACC plantsin Jamul (Chattisgarh) and Kymore (Madhya Pradesh). All projects are slated tobe completed within the next two months, at an investment of `780-crores in WHRS.

The decarbonisation agenda will be deliveredthrough a number of measures, from waste heat recovery to using more renewableenergy, and reducing the amount of clinker used in cement manufacture.

“We have beenconsistently striving to set new benchmarks in sustainable construction inIndia. Our approach to achieve this goal encompasses the three Ps: People,Planet, and Profit. By adopting these decarbonisation measures, both ACC andAmbuja are giving momentum to their global net zero journey,”said Neeraj Akhoury, CEO, LafargeHolcim India and Managing Director and CEO,Ambuja Cements Limited.

The companies are also actively partnering withpower producers to install renewable energy facilities across its sites andincrease its share of renewable energy from the grid. In addition to furtherreducing their carbon footprint, Ambuja and ACC have also adopted the use ofsolar power in their cement manufacturing process.


“Our approach toachieve this goal encompasses the three Ps: People, Planet, and Profit. Byadopting these decarbonisation measures, both ACC and Ambuja are giving momentumto their global net zero journey.”

  • NeerajAkhoury, CEO, LafargeHolcim India and Managing Directorand CEO, Ambuja Cements Limited.


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