Ambuja Cement is India’s leading water positive Cement Company, after obtaining a factor of being 4.03 times water positive, as per an assessment carried out by leading global certification body, DNV GL for the period January – December 2014 encompassing samples from the Company’s various facilities.
Over the past few decades, Ambuja Cement has pioneered major initiatives to harvest water at not just the plant level, but also communities across the country. It had embarked on this initiative with independent experts implementing a robust assessment audit in conformance on best water management practices. Besides growth in credit, Ambuja Cement’s debit (water consumption) has significantly dropped from 8,389 million litres in 2011 to 7,734 million litres in 2014 (a reduction of 7.8%). This was also due to reduction in specific water consumption at the plant.