Adani's Ambuja Cements bags top green awards for water, energy conservation

In a boost to its green credentials, Ambuja Cements, part of billionaire Gautam Adani's diversified portfolio, has won prestigious environmental awards for its plants in Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand.

The company's Bhatapara plant in Chhattisgarh clinched the Platinum Award at the 8th Apex India Excellence Awards for its innovative use of green energy.

Nearly 30%of the plant's power needs are met through solar energy and a Waste Heat Recovery System (WHRS). The plant also stands out for its water conservation efforts, achieving an impressive 8-times water positivity.

Similarly, the Roorkee plant in Uttarakhand bagged the Gold Award for its exemplary water management practices. The unit has slashed its water consumption by a substantial 33%, setting a new industry benchmark.

"These accolades reflect our unwavering commitment to operational excellence and environmental stewardship," said Ajay Kapur, CEO of Adani Group's cement business.

He added that over 85% of their product portfolio comprises blended green cement, aligning with their sustainable manufacturing practices.

The accolades come at a time when corporate India is under increasing pressure to adopt eco-friendly practices. Ambuja Cements has been leading this charge, becoming 11 times water positive and 8 times plastic negative.

As climate change concerns mount, such initiatives by major industrial players are seen as critical. Industry experts believe that Adani's green push in its cement business could set a precedent for other sectors to follow.
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