Chairman’s Message
28 years ago, Ambuja Cement made a commitment to being the ‘most sustainable’ cement company in India.

It has been a journey of seeking opportunities to positively change the lives of people around us. That’s why we have always remained committed towards creating value beyond business.

Today, Ambuja Cement is one of the most respected and successful brands in India. We believe it is because of the trust we have retained in people through fair practices. To honour this trust, we monitor our performance closely and report our progress in a transparent manner. This report is a culmination of those efforts, and shall disclose the impact of our business operations on the environment, society, and the economy.

Looking ahead, the future for the industry looks positive with the new government’s focus on development of infrastructure and housing. Moreover, a rise in GDP from these initiatives would provide an additional impetus for the cement industry, given the strong correlation between GDP growth and India’s per capita cement consumption.

While this augurs well for industrial growth, we believe that it also throws up an equal challenge of balanced sustainability.
We are deeply concerned about the scarcity of natural resources that we face - an issue that will only intensify for future generations. Since our industry is particularly resource-intensive, we have committed ourselves to continually reduce our consumption of non-renewable resources. I am delighted to say that we have been assessed to be 4.03 times Water Positive for the year 2014 by a third party certifier. Ambuja has also performed reasonably well in its commitments with regards to CO2 emissions and its impact on climate change, clinker factor, and alternative materials usage.

In fact, the carbon intensity of our product has reduced by over 28% from 1990 levels.

We are equally committed to improving the health and safety of our employees, subcontractors, third parties and visitors. Our safety initiative, ‘We Care’, covers all our stakeholders and is driven through top management commitment and visible leadership across all levels. We strive to wear multiple hats of being a safety leader in our industry, a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a best employer. I am pleased to share that Ambuja’s