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  • Wednesday, January, 2022| Today's Market | Current Time: 10:00:39
  • LafargeHolcim | ACC & Ambuja Cements

    Attributed to Neeraj Akhoury – CEO India LafargeHolcim, Managing Director & CEO of Ambuja Cements Ltd

     “Both Ambuja Cement and ACC are  aligned with their global parent LafargeHolcim Net Zero plan and sustainability strategy. Sustainability is one of the strategic priorities for both the companies.  ACC and Ambuja’s Sustainable Development Plan 2030 has a sharp focus on climate and energy, building a circular economy, conserving resources and nature, and driving meaningful change in the lives of communities. Both the companies aim to reduce their CO2 footprint,  reuse Waste and be many times water positive.

    We have been implementing a whole range of initiatives such as building a circular economy which includes setting up waste heat recovery systems and recycling plastic waste into new energy sources to partly replace fossil fuel. Both companies are today water positive through our sustained efforts over the years.

    We have also pioneered the use of bio-fuel in our captive cement transporting ships, which successfully completed the trial runs earlier this year. Our Geocycle brand provides safe waste management solutions by co-processing alternative fuels and raw materials in the cement manufacturing process, thereby conserving traditional fuels and raw materials. ACC and Ambuja Cements are well-positioned in terms of access to technology, knowledge/skills, leadership and capital that will be needed to create a more sustainable future in terms of products, processes and their impact on the environment as a whole. Our aim is to become the most environment-friendly and sustainable building solutions providers in India.”

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    Tata Chemicals

    Attributed to Ms. Alka Talwar – Chief- CSR & Sustainability, Tata Chemicals

     “The World Environment Day 2021 marks the beginning of a hope-filled Decade on Ecosystem Restoration declared by the United Nations. The larger idea here is to adopt an all hands on the deck approach to healing and strengthening our planet after facing decades of environmental degradation largely caused by how we produce and consume products and services.

    The principle of circular economy is one of the most powerful tools we have today to combat the ill effects of indiscriminate use of resources. It provides us a tangible and outcome-driven approach to restoring balance in our environment. It can be applied in every conceivable industry of any size located anywhere in the world. The economic benefits flowing from it make it a compelling and sustainable solution to our environmental challenges.

    The goals we hope to achieve during the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration will be far closer to our grasp if we can quickly scale up the global circular economy.”

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    Commvault Systems

    World Environment Day: Saving the planet one byte as a time

    Attributed to Ramesh Kalanje, Vice President, Center of Excellence, Commvault

    “The pandemic has been a wake-up call for us to examine our actions with the lens of sustainability and mindfulness. While we are making great strides in digital advancements, we also need to be conscious of our efforts in the reduction of greenhouse gases and overall carbon footprint.

    At Commvault, we recognize that responsible production and consumption extends beyond physical realms, into the digital world. We are working with our partners and customers to increase the responsible management of data and reduce the environmental impact from data storage, mobility to the use of data. With initiatives such as, South Pole Energy Challenge (SPEC) and United Nation’s Business Avengers, we also continue to establish, foster, and evangelize best practices in data management, helping companies use data to think ‘green’.

    This Environment Day, let’s reinforce our commitment to responsibly manage the social, environmental and economic effects of our business. Businesses must embrace sustainability not just as a regulatory requirement, but as a business driver for a Healthier and Greener Future for ALL”.