Dalmia Cement Ltd is the first cement company in India to join RE100, a global collaborative initiative of the world’s most influential companies committed to running their operations with 100 per cent renewable power, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP.
Following the addition of 8MW solar photovoltaic capacity for its captive use, the company said it would aim to raise its share of renewable energy consumption fourfold by 2030 when compared with 2015.
Dalmia currently sources about seven per cent of its power requirement from renewable sources, through both on-site and grid-connected power stations.
Launched at Climate Week NYC 2014, the programme has continued to gather momentum and is now being rolled out in India and China, following its implementation in the US and Europe.
At this year’s Climate Week NYC, Dalmia also joined EP100, an initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity, and committed to double its energy productivity by 2030 from the 2010-11 baseline.
“Being one of the greenest cement companies in the world, we are committed to decarbonising our operations in a way that makes business sense. Our presence as the first cement company in RE100 and EP100 illustrates our commitment on this issue. We are scaling up our ambition to double our energy productivity and make a long-term transition to 100 per cent renewable power, achieving a fourfold increase in the percentage of renewable energy in our electricity consumption by 2030,” said Mahendra Singhi, CEO of Dalmia Cement.