UltraTech Cement Limited, India’s largest producer of grey cement, white cement and ready-mix concrete, has been recognized with seven awards at the ‘21st National Energy Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2020’ conferred by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Green Business Centre. These include ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ awards for Dalla Cement Works and Sewagram Cement Works under the Captive Power Plant category. Sewagram Cement Works, Kotputli Cement Works, Sidhi Cement Works, Ratnagiri Cement Works, and Hotgi Cement Works have also been recognized with the ‘Energy Efficient Unit’ Award for their energy management initiatives and projects.
These awards are a recognition of the Company’s excellence in the reduction of energy consumption, innovation in identifying and implementing energy-saving projects, the methodology adopted during the implementation, and efforts taken for utilization of waste materials & alternative fuels.
UltraTech is committed to driving sustainability across the value chain of its operations. UltraTech has taken a voluntary target of reducing its carbon intensity by 25% by 2020-21 from the base year of 2005-06 levels. Improving energy efficiency is an integral part of the Company’s efforts to reduce its carbon intensity in addition to other key interventions such as increasing the share of renewable energy, switching from fossil fuels to alternative fuel and integrating low carbon strategy and scaling up investments in the development of innovative products and services.
As a member of EP100, UltraTech is committed to double its energy productivity by 2035 with 2010 as the base year. At UltraTech, energy efficiency is one of the strong drivers of business performance. That is why the Company constantly reviews its energy performance and invests in energy-efficient technologies. Initiatives like cooler up-gradation, calciner modification, voltage variable frequency drive (VVFD) installation and burner modification across our manufacturing plants have drastically improved our energy productivity.