Introduction

2nd largest • 1 ton of cement produced 1 ton of carbon dioxide • More than 5% of mankind carbon dioxide • The energy consumed by the cement industry is estimated at about 2% of the global • The industry experiences accident rates that are high

Emissions
Emission of Mercury • Mortality (death), reduced fertility • Slower growth and development • Abnormal behaviour that affects survival • Endocrine system of fish Dust
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Allergic reaction Respiratory complications

hydroxide and sulphates . • Emissions to water • • potassium. chlorides.• Emissions to Air • • Air quality reduction dioxin Cooling process Dissolved solids • Sodium.

down from $15.9% of all domestic clinker capacity.S. U. The top five companies collectively operate 54.S.0% of U. Annual cement industry shipments are currently estimated at $10.0 billion in 2006.0 billion for 2008. clinker capacity is owned by companies headquartered outside of the U. clinker capacity with the largest company representing 15. • Few construction projects can take place without utilizing cement somewhere in the design. An estimated 80.S. • • • .Sector Overview • The cement industry is the building block of the nation's construction industry.S.4% of U. cement production is widely dispersed with the operation of 113 cement plants in 36 states.

Introduction • Ambuja Cements Limited. • . values • • energised Society I will energise. The Group's principal activity is to manufacture and market cement and clinker for both domestic and export markets. formerly known as Gujarat Ambuja Cement Limited is a major cement producing company in India. A small improvement in their life will have a multiplier effect for everyone. The communities around me are a part of my support system. involve and enable people around me to realize their potential.

it will provide me with a permanent livelihood.• • • Cleaner Environment . I don’t need the rule book. And. Cleaner Environment – natural resources • I will use Nature responsibly and conserve its resources. • • .Pollution control I will leave a cleaner planet for my children. Safety I will adopt zero harm practices – at work and everywhere. For this. I never forget that my family’s future depends on my safety. If I allow Nature to replenish itself. the benefit will extend even to my children’s children.

KEY IMPACTS. •The Company recently commissioned its first wind power project in Gujarat. water harvesting and recharge. . etc. quality and substantial cost impact •The Company has taken up projects like Geo20 to increase usage of alternative fuels. remains critical in view of availability per se. such as wind and hydro. to mitigate the fuel associated risks. Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) systems to improve fuel utilization efficiency. primarily coal. are also becoming increasingly important. Water availability With increasing global pressure on the available water resources. RISKS & OPPORTUNITIES Risks and Opportunities Ambuja’s Initiatives Energy Securing energy resources. ACL’s focuses on water management with this it makes efforts for giving back to nature and society by increasing water credits through conservation. Renewable energy sources for power. there is strong need to exercise maximum conservation efforts.

•The Company is exposed to physical risks. mineral distribution. III. •Eco friendly mining is being undertaken at mining sites of ACL . The impact minimization strategy involves: I. •The Company also has two large manufacturing facilities in water scarce region The Company has a Climate Change Mitigation Policy and has embraced the ‘Reduce –Engage – Influence’ concept. •Rising sea level create problems in port Operations. Optimizing fuel composition. Improving thermal energy efficiency and process technology. ground water table intersection and mine rehabilitation •It adopt state-of-the-art mining techniques with due regards to pollution control. including the use of wastes as fuel and IV. Waste Heat Recovery. Reduction in Clinker factor. II.Risks and Opportunities Climate change Ambuja’s Initiatives ACL sees both risks and opportunities due to climate change. Mining The key challenges associated with the mining operations are land acquisition. environment preservation and safe mining.

Measures adopted by ACL • • • • • • • • • • • Innovative practices and technology in production process Use of selective mining techniques Use of alternate raw materials and natural cementing material Whole of life approaches Environmental friendly movement of cement consignments Water management Water treatment measures Sewage water reclamation plant Recycling and reuse of materials Using alternative fuels and reusing waste materials Energy conservation .

Innovative practices and technology in production process • Dry process pre-calcination technology • Air swept roller mills of Polysius design • Computerized process control system • Electronic packing machines • Reverse air bag house .

Use of selective mining techniques Conventional method – Deep hole drilling. toe walls. settling tank and garland drains • Land use / land cover monitoring • . use raydents and noiseless trunk line detonators • Measurement of ground vibrations with seismographs • Dust separation • Constructions of check dams. blasting and vibration • Measures adopted by ACL: • Adoption of field research blast design.

Use of alternate raw materials and natural cementing material • Replacement of primary raw materials • Supplementary cementatious materials and mineral additions • Power station fly ash and granulated blast furnace slag or limestone fines • These mainly substitute for clinker in cement .

Whole of life approaches Many stages in limestone mine life time • From exploration and development to continuous operation to closure and restoration • Rehabilitation activities need to be integrated into ongoing operational activities • Restoration also extends to biodiversity and wildlife habitats • Created habitat for migrating Siberian cranes in India • Leftover mining basins – sanctuary • Fodder fields. rock gardens • .

environment friendly and effective means of transporting cement . carbon monoxide and particulate matter • Innovated use of sea route • Efficient. hydrocarbons.Environmental friendly movement of cement consignments • Conventional transportation of cement – Roads and Rail • Diesel – High emissions of nitrogen oxides.

Water management Domestic Sewage water from colony treated through septic tank soak pit or by conventional activated sludge treatment system • Treated water discharged in receiving systems like nalla. • For further refinement implemented Sewage Water Reclamation Plant (SWRP) philosophy • Taken a leadership role and set up the trend for complete treatment of water and 100% recycling • . river. land etc.

both in terms of designing and operating the plants • Ultimate objective of separating the pure water from a concentrated solution • Also the objective of dust suppression at limestone mines and increasing the green cover .Water Treatment Measures • Measures taken to use water efficiently • Invested heavily in reverse osmosis process.

Sewage water reclamation plant Installed a sewage water reclamation plant of 1500m3/day capacity • Treated water is recycled for plant cooling. environmentally dangerous by-product of thermal power plants • Also succeeded in engineering modifications in the plant to use agricultural waste and industrial waste • . irrigation and dust suppression • Recycling and reuse of materials Uses fly-ash.

Using alternate fuels Necessity of a cement industry to source alternative fuels as substitutes for fossil fuels such as coal and gas • Alternative fuels includes used tyres. solvents and used oil • Maximum recovery of energy from industrial byproducts and wastes.major factor of cost reduction • Further leading to the elimination of the need of disposal of slag and ash • .

conducting regular meetings with all the departments .conducting regular energy audits .formulation of proposals for energy saving • .Efforts for energy consumption Energy efficient equipments are selected along with implementation of various energy saving measures • A Development and Energy Cell has been set up • Some of the activities carried out by the cell .continuous monitoring of heat and power consumption .

Environment Management System (ISO 14001:2004). The Ministry of Environment & Forests acknowledged this achievement and bestowed the first National Award for Prevention of Pollution in 1991.7 MTPA. • • • All our units are certified to the global standard. • .AMBUJA'S JOURNEY ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT • Ambuja Cements Limited (ACL) has always been in the forefront of environmental improvement initiatives. Company regularly check the environmental performance of units through the management system and Plant Environment Performance (PEP) framework. ACL started its journey with the commissioning of its first Cement Production Complex at Ambujanagar with a capacity of 0.

As well as Energy Conservation and has received many awards. Best pollution control and environmental preservation efforts.AMBUJA'S JOURNEY ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT • ACL enjoys recognition for • High productivity • Low power consumption. • • • . Low fuel consumption.

Fertilizer. Aluminium. In the cement sector 6 major companies were covered and ACL was one of them.Green Rating project • ACL is also one of the top 200 companies in the country who have participated in the Green Rating Project (GRP) to rate the energy and water efficiency of major industrial sectors including Cement. • • . Pulp and Paper and the Power sector. Cement. The aim of the ‘Bottom-up’ study was to understand the potential to reduce GHG emissions in five most emissions-intensive industrial sectors including • Steel.

CDP today holds the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world.Carbon Disclosure project • ACL is one of the few companies in India reporting GHG emissions and taking voluntary reduction initiatives by participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) being executed by WWF and CII in India. Ambuja Cements has been identified as one of the best-performing companies in the CDP 2009 response as well as its level of engagement in energy efficiency • .

we are providing Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) • • Adopted in all integrated plants to monitor all vital pollution parameters online. Company has also made orders 10 Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Systems for their various units. • . To continue with our resolve to do better in environment monitoring and management.Continuous Monitoring system • Company follow a strict Emission Monitoring and Reporting (EMR) protocol.

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