JSW Cement, the producer of green cement in the country and part of the JSW Group, has received the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) by Sweden’s EPD International AB, vide EPD registration number S-P-01414, which states 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 a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 325.14 kg CO2/ MT (as compared with 760-800 kg CO2/MT of typical OPC cement and 560-650 kg CO2/MT of typical PPC cement) , which is the lowest among all cement manufacturing companies in India and one of the lowest in the world. The Lifecycle Assessment was independently prepared by Thinkstep Sustainability Solutions.
JSW Cement converts Blast Furnace Slag from steel plants, an industrial by-product, into Cementitious products. Its flagship product – JSW Portland Slag Cement (PSC) is a blended cement that has higher final strength as compared to conventional cement products available in the market and is also resistant to chemical attacks. JSW PSC with its lower clinker ratio helps conserve natural resource through limestone, solid fuel, coal & pet coke, and water. It also consumes the least amount of electrical energy compared to all other types of cement products in the Indian market.
Currently, JSW Cement is ranked among India’s Top 10 cement companies with a manufacturing footprint across the Western, Southern and Eastern regions of India. This enables the company to service customer needs for green cement in these regions. It has a vision to grow its cement manufacturing capacity to 25 MTPA by 2023. This is a quantum increase of its earlier capacity target by 25 per cent and is aimed at capitalizing on the growing cement demand in the country. Upon achieving this capacity target, JSW Cement will rank among the top 5 cement companies in India.
According to Parth Jindal, Managing Director, JSW Cement, “The EPD International certification endorses our strategy of combining growth with environmentally sustainable operations. Green material is taking center stage 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 the top 5 Indian cement companies.”