August 24, 2023
In the wake of rapid urbanisation and growing infrastructure needs, the Indian cement industry is experiencing high product demand. However, it is also known for its substantial environmental impact, including high GHG emissions and resource consumption. Stakeholders and investors are becoming more outspoken about sustainability issues concerning the industry. This whitepaper explores the importance of ESG in the cement and concrete industry and highlights the key trends, challenges, and opportunities.
Drawing on successful examples from different cement companies in the country, we showcase best practices in ESG implementation. These case studies serve as practical models for Indian cement companies seeking to embark on their sustainability journey. Due to the inevitable tension between economic growth and corporate responsibility, it is imperative for the cement industry to understand its current ESG status and risk and articulate its future sustainability goals. By acting responsibly, the Indian cement industry can playa leading role in the nation's sustainable development and create a positive impact on a global scale.
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