Dalmia Bharat Group has won an award for ‘Environment Sustainability’ at the 18th FICCI CSR award ceremony. The award recognises efforts of companies in integrating and internalising Corporate Social Responsibility. Anurag Thakur, the Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs, presented the award to Mahendra Singhi, MD & CEO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd.
Expressing gratitude on receiving the coveted award, Singhi said, “We are extremely honoured by this recognition. As a responsible corporate, we firmly believe in doing our bit and giving back to society in the best possible manner. Enabling communities to use their natural resources to build a sustainable environment is important for enhancing their livelihood. Also, 2020 is going to be a critical year, thus, we are completely aligned with the mission to accelerate a global shift to clean energy.”
As a company, he added, Dalmia Bharat Group believes in supporting communities to create a sustainable environment by effectively managing their natural capital. The company’s pan-India “synergistic water conservation approach” revolves around three different interrelated and multi-faceted components based on water conservation, integrated development of watersheds and communities and the application of measures to increase water efficiency. “Through this initiative, we have treated 25,000 hectares of land under the Integrated Watershed Management Project and constructed more than 900 Water Harvesting Structures like Farm Ponds, Village Ponds, and Check Dams. It has touched the lives of over 2 Lakh people across 10 states, leading to a 20% increase in crop yield and 15% average Increase in Income.”