We acknowledge our responsibility to safeguard air quality.Besides CO2 emissions, air emissions from our manufacturing operations also encompass dust, nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulfur oxides (SO2). The primary sources of dust emissions are cement production stacks and fugitive emissions from quarrying, material transfer, loading/unloading, and open material storage at a few manufacturing sites. Combustion of fuel and raw materials produces SO2 and NOx emissions.

To ensure stringent control, we have installed continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS) and continuous ambient air quality monitoring stations (CAAQMS) across our plants. We meticulously track stack (SPM, SO2, NOx and other heavy metals) and fugitive emissions of dust (PM10, PM2.5) as per GSR 496(E), GSR 497(E) and NAAQMS standards 2009. Our commitment to comply with environmental standards is unwavering, and we adhere to all pertinent local and national emission regulations. To ensure our inhouse emission tracking mechanism, we are also conducting third party monitoring and analysis through MOEF&CC approved laboratories for Stack & Ambient Air Quality emissions.

We have been consistently enhancing our performance and management benchmarks for air quality control. It is noteworthy that we refrain from emitting any ozone-depleting substances (ODS) during the cement production process. Other auxiliary emissions from our operations are nearly negligible. Our kiln stack emissions are documented, with a single kiln at Nandyal, accounting for 100% of reported emissions. Our new kiln at Shiva Cement, which began operations in early 2023, is also connected with CEMS. We will be reporting the data of this from next year.

Click here to read our Air Emissions Management Policy.