ACC which began its sustainability communication as early as 2007, recently released its 11th Sustainable Development (SD) Report themed ‘Shaping a Sustainable Future’ which is available on its website www.acclimited.com. Prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Comprehensive option, it also aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report is divided into several chapters focusing on our organisation and strategy and then moving on to the Economic, Environmental, Societal and other aspects of sustainability. ACC has reduced its specific water consumption for manufacturing cement by an impressive 32% since 2012. Its Corporate Social Responsibility expenditure was higher than the mandatory 2% of average profit of the last three years – spending INR 21.82 crore to benefit over 4.82 lakh people.
ACC is India’s first cement company to win the GreenPro certification awarded by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for all its products across all 17 plants. ACC is also the first Indian cement company to publish an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for all its blended cement products manufactured across all its plants.