GCCA Kicks Off India Operations to Drive Sustainability in Cement Sector

Mumbai-based GCCA India will focus on driving forward the key sustainability work underway within the cement sector, in the second largest cement producing nation in the world.

Global Cement and Concrete Association

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) have started its operations in India with the launch of GCCA India.

Mumbai-based GCCA India will focus on driving forward the key sustainability work underway within the cement sector, in the second largest cement producing nation in the world.

As part of GCCA’s strategic partnership with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, GCCA India takes over the work of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) India which formerly served as the sector’s sustainability alliance.

GCCA India was today officially launched at a distinguished inauguration event in New Delhi. A number of leading Indian cement companies joined a high- level panel, discussing ‘the Role of the Cement & Concrete sector in the Circular Economy’ – panelists included K.K. Maheshwari, MD, UltraTech Cement and Jamshed Cooper, MD, Heidelberg Cement India.

While speaking at the launch event, GCCA, Chief Executive Officer, Benjamin Sporton said, “I’m delighted to officially launch GCCA India. Building collaboration and bringing important focus to the sustainability work that is underway across the cement sector in India is vital.”

“India is clearly a critical market in terms of cement producing capacity and with population growth, and the growing demand and need for safe homes and key infrastructure, cement and concrete are clearly going to play an important role in the future development of the country. It’s very much the aim of GCCA India to help ensure that this is undertaken in a sustainable way,” Sporton added.

Commenting on the development, UltraTech Cement, Managing Director, K.K. Maheshwari said, “Looking at the key role the Indian cement sector will play in achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs), climate change and circular economy related objectives, GCCA has decided to launch its operations in India. I am confident that GCCA India’s launch will help to further accelerate the sustainable development agenda of the Indian cement industry.”

GCCA India will help ensure that in terms of the sector commitments to sustainability, innovation in technology and manufacture, and collaboration across the wider built environment, the Indian cement sector can play a key leadership role.

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Manu Tayal

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