Indian Cement Sector Adopting Energy Efficiency Measures
Speaking at the 13th edition of CII Green Cementech jointly organised by CII - Godrej GBC and Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA), Philip Mathew, Chief Manufacturing Officer, ACC Limited underlined that, globally cement sector has been in the forefront in adopting sustainability initiatives in their operations. He also highlighted the sustainability challenges faced by cement industry and called on the need for reducing carbon footprint from logistics operation in the near future. Indian cement sector should work to keep improving and setting higher standards and newer benchmarks in sustainability and environment management, he underlined.
K N Rao, Co-Chair, CII Green Cementech 2017 said that cement sector is leading with example and in the last few years, sustainability has become one of the strategic areas for the sector. The sector is conscious about the impact they are creating and are taking extensive initiatives to minimize the negative externalities and maximize the positive externalities, he added. CII-Godrej GBC has launched the annual Green Cementech to foster and promote sustainable initiatives in Indian cement industry, he informed.
Dr S K Handoo, Advisor - Technical, CMA, underlined that Indian cement sector by adopting the latest technological innovations, has become one of the most energy efficient sectors in the world. He called on the need and importance of promoting alternative energy fuel sources. Cement manufacturing process allows co-processing of waste in an environment friendly manner and address issues of waste management, he added.