"We endeavour to become the leading Indian conglomerate for sustainable business practices across global operations"
Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla Chairman, UltraTech Cement Limited
Our Chairman wrote down this vision for sustainability that is rooted in high standards of corporate behaviour and driven by a strong sense of purpose to lead sustainable business practices globally. To realise this vision, UltraTech is committed to run its operation in a way that we grow business while conserving natural resources, minimizing our carbon footprint, increasing our positive impact on communities, and making a meaningful impact for our stakeholders.
The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an excellent vehicle for driving our sustainability vision. We have therefore aligned our sustainability strategy to the SDGs. The SDGs address issues critical for the survival of the planet and society such as climate change, poverty, gender equality, responsible consumption, biodiversity etc.
They serve as a guide in our efforts to leave a healthier planet for our future generations, in partnership with our employees, customers, suppliers, government and society. By aligning our business strategy with the SDGs, we are able to anticipate stakeholder expectations, identify future business opportunities, and future-proof our business. The UN SDGs along with our sustainability framework enables us to create meaningful and measurable progress on issues relevant to our stakeholders.
At UltraTech we constantly strive to raise our standards of sustainability by adopting policies that clearly define our business approach. We have robust policies on Safety, Environment and CSR. There are a few new additions to the list of policies Sustainability Policy, Energy & Carbon Policy, Water Stewardship Policy, Biodiversity Policy, and Human Rights. The launch of these policies is a reaffirmation of our commitment to further accelerate our sustainability journey in these critical areas.