New Delhi – UltraTech Cement Ltd reduced its specific greenhouse gas emissions by over 18% during the financial year 2018-19 (Apr-Mar) compared to 2006 levels, the company said in its annual report.
The CO2 intensity in the business declined from 625.7 kg per tonne of cementitious products to 618.86 kg per tonne during FY19.
This is a 25% reduction from the 1990 levels.
The company also lowered direct specific emissions in the manufacture of ready mix concrete by 6.17%.
The cement company plans to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emission levels by 25% as compared to the 2006 levels, by 2021.
UltraTech increased the share of alternative resources (slag, fly ash and industrial waste) from 14.2% to 16.2% in FY19 and achieved a thermal substitution rate of 3.9%, the report said.
It also achieved a water-positive score of 2.18 across its domestic plants. Three of 19 integrated plants became water-sufficient. The company aims to become water-positive in the future.
Under its green commitment, UltraTech has also filed four product patents which confirm its capacity in reducing utilisation of natural resources, moderate water consumption and utilisation of multi-industrial waste.
The company planted more than 314,208 saplings during the reporting period.