Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Adani Cement Unveils ‘Geoclean’, Its Waste Management Arm To Build Circularity And Conserve Natural Resources

·         Adani Cement unveils ‘Geoclean’ erstwhile known as ‘Geocycle’, with renewed focus on offering sustainable and innovative waste management solutions  

·         Geoclean targets to increase the Thermal Substitution Rate to 30% by 2027 for ACC and Ambuja Cements up from the current average of 6%

·         Geoclean aspires to create a green economy that fosters business growth and sustainable development

Adani Cement in its commitment to building nation with goodness and with a richer understanding of nation-building and a focus on sustainability unveils ‘Geoclean’ which was erstwhile known as ‘Geocycle’. ‘Geoclean’ through co-processing of waste contributes to a cleaner environment and regenerative circular economy.

Geoclean aspires to create a green economy that fosters business growth and sustainable development. It offers sustainable and innovative waste management solutions to the agricultural, industrial, and public/municipal sectors. Through co-processing the waste from these sectors, it ensures the recovery of energy and recycling of materials from waste, leaving zero residues.

With an aim to conserve natural resources Geoclean targets to achieve a Thermal Substitution Rate of 30% in the year 2027 for ACC and Ambuja Cements, up from the current average of 6%. In this journey we will build capacities to manage more than 4.5 million tons of waste.  

Geoclean is a pioneer in the industry in effectively utilizing waste in kiln co-processing and has set up 14 co-processing and 6 pre-processing facilities across India equipped with dedicated waste storage areas, feeding arrangement, and state of the art laboratories. Facilities are being further scaled up to meet the new targets.

Mr. Ajay Kapur, CEO, Cement Business said, “We are committed to building a sustainable future by adopting clean and green technologies in our overall business. We have always believed in environment conservation and are committed to making the optimum contribution towards co-processing waste responsibly for a sustainable future. Adani Cement will continue its endeavours to promote sustainability and build a cleaner and greener planet.”

Geoclean offers innovative, efficient and sustainable solutions for challenges of today and tomorrow.   It has provided solutions for more than 5 lakh tons of plastic waste, partnered with more than 20 municipalities and remediated more than 10 dumpsites across the country. Geoclean has already helped reclaim more than 65 acres of land through its landfill diversion solutions to municipalities. It has a progressive approach driven by footprint expansion of municipal solid waste across key markets leveraging Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the Smart City campaign and is focusing on further scaling its solutions to municipalities.

With a vision towards developing a sustainable future for community and society at large, Geoclean has pioneered solutions that address current and future challenges. Its initiatives have been instrumental in conserving more than 1.7 million tons of natural resources and saving more than 1.1 million tons of CO2.

Adani Cement continues to work hard towards its goal, as it remains committed to becoming ‘Net Zero’ and helping India become cleaner and greener. The organization strives to undertake more such innovative initiatives such as Geoclean in the future to make the planet a sustainable habitat for future generations.

Aligned to the Adani Group's core philosophy “Nation Building” and “Growth with Goodness”, Geoclean will contribute towards a cleaner India with a renewed vigour. The work done under the aegis of Geoclean will further bolster Adani Cement’s exemplary efforts towards sustainable value creation.

About Ambuja Cements Limited

Ambuja Cements Limited., part of the Adani Group, is among India's leading cement companies. Ambuja has a capacity of 31.5 million tonnes with six integrated cement manufacturing plants and eight cement grinding units across the country. Ambuja has been recognized as India’s Most Trusted Cement Brand by TRA Research in its Brand Trust Report, 2022. Ambuja has provided hassle-free, home-building solutions with its unique sustainable development projects and environment-friendly practices since it started operations. The Company has many firsts to its credit – a captive port with four terminals that has facilitated timely, cost-effective, cleaner shipments of bulk cement to its customers. To further add value to customers, the Company has launched innovative products like Ambuja Plus, Ambuja Cool Walls, Ambuja Compocem and Ambuja Kawach under the umbrella of Ambuja Certified Technology. These products not only fulfil important customer needs but also help in significantly reducing carbon footprints. Being an employee friendly workplace, Ambuja Cements has been ranked No. 1 in ‘Best Companies to Work For’ survey in 2022 by Business Today in the Construction and Infrastructure sector.

About ACC Limited

ACC Limited is a part of Adani Cement and one of India’s leading producers of cement and ready-mix concrete. It is a member of the Adani Group - the largest and fastest-growing portfolio of diversified sustainable businesses. ACC has 17 cement manufacturing sites, over 83 concrete plants and a nationwide network of channel partners to serve its customers.  With a world-class R&D centre in Mumbai, the quality of ACC’s products and services, as well as its commitment to technological development, make it a preferred brand in building materials. Established in 1936, ACC is counted among the country’s 'Most Sustainable Companies' and is recognised for its best practices in environment management and corporate citizenship. With sustainability at the core of its strategy, ACC is the first Indian Cement Company to sign the Net Zero Pledge with Science Based Targets. 

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