YES BANK Natural Capital Award is a platform that recognizes efforts made by corporate houses to create awareness, promote best practices and build capacities towards environmental sustainability. Ambuja Cements Ltd., one of India’s leading cement manufacturers, has – for a second time in a row – bagged the prestigious YES BANK Natural Capital Award 2017 in the Eco-Corporate category under Manufacturing Sector.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Environment Minister of India presented the award to Ambuja’s Environment & Sustainability Head Sandeep Shrivastava, at a ceremony held in New Delhi recently. On hearing the news, the MD & CEO of Ambuja, Ajay Kapur shared his happiness and stated, “We are greatly humbled and honored by this award. Winning this prestigious accolade for the second consecutive time is a result of the success we have achieved by adopting sustainable manufacturing process in our operations. Recognitions like this further motivate us towards broadening our Sustainable Development vision.”
The selection panel of the awards received entries from 500 corporate houses which were subsequently scrutinized by an eminent jury consisting of naturalists, industry stalwarts, photographers and environmentalists. While presenting the award, the jury appreciated the sustainability initiatives carried out by Ambuja, especially its water resource management endeavours.
Water Management has been the key focus areas for Ambuja for more than a decade. The continuous Water Management efforts have made the company 5.5 times water positive, so far the highest in India. Ambuja continues to scale up its efforts towards building a robust and effective water management network across the country.
Top image caption: Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan presenting the award to Sandeep Shrivastava, Head of Environment & Sustainability, Ambuja Cement.