ACC Ltd, a leading cement producer in India, has been conferred the Oriented Award at the Climate Action Program 2.0° Awards. CAP 2.0° by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is a recognition and capability enhancement programme for businesses to become climate resilient.
Based on a CII climate-maturity model and using the principles of business excellence framework, CAP 2.0° helps businesses to contract climate risks and exploit market opportunities.
ACC won this award in the Energy, Mining and Heavy Manufacturing sector category. The award recognises the company’s continued focus on climate action, building a circular economy, and conserving resources and nature.
“Sustainable construction and environment conservation is our core corporate objectives. Through our consistent focus on sustainable business practices, we have emerged as one of the companies with the lowest carbon footprints in the cement industry. We are elated to have been recognised by CII CAP 2.0° for our climate action efforts and this will motivate us further to continue working towards building a greener planet.”, said Mr Sridhar Balakrishnan, MD & CEO, ACC Limited.
ACC says Sustainability is one of its defining factors for business excellence. As part of global cement major Lafarge Holcim, ACC says it is committed to the Net Zero vision of the group.
ACC is a partner at the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) which is a member-led programme of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Moving Indian industry into climate action, CAP 2.0° is a benchmark programme recognizing industry climate mitigation initiatives with the purpose of cascading learnings and encouraging quick scale up, thereby contributing to India’s climate goals.
ACC has over 6,400 employees, 17 cement manufacturing sites, 80 concrete plants and a nationwide network of over 56,000 channel partners.