The cement manufacturing process itself does not generate any process waste. However some waste is generated from ancillary and housekeeping activities which include iron scrap, plastic waste, rubber waste, E-waste etc. Additionally, we generate two types of hazardous waste - waste oil and waste grease. Our Waste Management Policy is guided by the principles of reduce-reuse-recycle, addressing the disposal of both hazardous and non-hazardous waste responsibly. By prioritising waste reduction at the source and upholding responsible disposal practices 99% of wastes are sold to authorized recyclers/refurbishers in compliance with regulations. We are also complying to the EPR Battery Waste Management Rules 2022 for safe disposal of batteries. <1% of waste which is primarily Biomedical Waste is sent to disposal facilities aligning with the regulatory requirements.

Since we use plastic packaging to pack our products, complying to the latest Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) guidelines is an important area. We have registered ourselves as Plastic Waste Processor (PWP) and as Brand owner (BO) under the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022. While we did not have the EPR liability as BO for FY 2021-22, we have co-processed around ~15,000 T of RDF or plastic waste at our Nandyal unit. We are increasing our plastic waste co-processing with a target of becoming 10x Plastic negative by 2030. Throughout FY 2022-23, there were no significant spills at any of our facilities. By strictly containing wastewater within our premises, we ensure zero impact on water bodies. The absence of liquid waste generation throughout our manufacturing process ensures virtually non-existent water pollution in our cement plants.