JSW Cement Ltd, India’s leading producer of Green Cement has received Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) by Sweden’s EPD International AB, stating that its PSC cement has the lowest global warming potential in the cement industry. According to the Environmental Product Declaration received, JSW Cement’s PSC has Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 325.14 kg CO2/ MT which is lowest among all cement manufacturing companies in India and one of the lowest in the world.
Currently, JSW Cement is ranked among India’s Top 10 cement companies with a manufacturing footprint across West, South and East regions of India. This enables the company to service customer needs for green cement in these regions. Thus, it aims to grow its cement manufacturing capacity to 25 MTPA by 2023. This is a quantum increase of its earlier capacity target by 25%.
According to Mr Parth Jindal, Managing Director of JSW Cement, “The EPD International certification endorses our strategy of combining growth with environmentally sustainable operations. Green material is taking centerstage driven by increasing focus on sustainable infrastructure development in India. As part of our strategy to play a significant role in India’s Infrastructure growth story, we are revising our overall cement capacity targets to 25 MTPA by 2023. Upon completion of this capacity expansion, we will rank among top 5 Indian cement companies.”
JSW Cement’s current capacity is 14 MTPA. One of the key enablers of its targeted 25 MTPA capacity growth are various projects being undertaken at its subsidiary, Shiva Cement Ltd, in Odisha.