Geneva, 24 April 2017
Orient Cement Limited (www.orientcement.com), a part of the diversified CK Birla Group, announced that it has joined the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), a voluntary CEO-led business initiative operating under the umbrella of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and a global effort by major cement producers towards sustainable development.
The Company expects membership of this initiative to give further impetus to its efforts to create a safe and ecologically favourable environment and is in line with its vision to be the “employer of choice” and the “neighbor of choice” in the geographies where it operates.
"We are delighted to be a part of the global mission to make our industry shoulder the responsibility for global sustainability." said Deepak Khetrapal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Orient Cement.
"We thank the WBCSD and the CSI for partnering with us in our journey. We expect to contribute to and benefit from our participation in the various working groups of this initiative and look forward to a very engaging and fulfilling journey ahead. We accept this membership with a deep sense of responsibility and intend to play our role to the utmost extent in this noble mission."
Today, the CSI represents 23 member companies with operations in over 100 countries. Range in size from very large multinationals to smaller local producers, these companies collectively account for around 30% of the world's cement production and more than 60% in India. The CSI will continue to serve as a unique platform in bringing together cement companies across the world in developed and emerging markets.