Cement manufacturing is not a water intensive process and does not generate any processed wastewater. However, water sustainability has been our long-term focus and thus we take efforts to conserve water wherever possible. With a meticulous approach to sourcing water and embracing innovative recycling and reuse techniques, we ensure the proper treatment and disposal of domestic wastewater, thereby mitigating its potential environmental impact. Our operational units follow Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) technology, treating domestic wastewater through STPs for subsequent reuse. We diligently fulfil both statutory and voluntary wastewater obligations, while prohibiting the release of untreated wastewater within our premises.

We aspire to achieve a water-positive status. We aim to reduce freshwater withdrawal intensity by 15% and become 5x water-positive by 2030 through increased use of recycled and harvested water and implementing water stewardship programmes. The amount of waste water recycled stands at 53,434 m3 in the year 2023. Our efforts extend to rainwater harvesting, groundwater replenishment, and the integration of water-efficient equipment. There was no significant impact of water withdrawal in our plants for FY 2022-23.

Water is a scarce resource and it will become scarcer in future. Thus we have included water related interventions not within our operations but also in our communities. Our Waste Water Management Policy aims at alleviating water scarcity in the locations where we operate. Thus we adopt various strategies to reduce our dependence on freshwater:

  • Building rainwater harvesting/ recharge systems
  • Ensuring best WASH facilities
  • Enhanced use of recycled water
  • Exploring alternate sources of water (treated wastewater) for operational use
  • Reducing water footprint along the whole value chain