The World Cement Association has announced that Penna Cement, one of India’s largest privately held cement producers, has joined the organisation as a Corporate Member.
“With Penna Cement, a new member strongly committed to the improvement of society and the environment is joining our international community,” said Norman Greig, Secretary General of the World Cement Association. “There is a positive outlook for the Indian cement industry and we are delighted to welcome an important player of this exciting growth market to our global network.”
The company was founded in 1991 and today holds a cement capacity of ten Mt per year. Penna Cement is a leading Indian cement brand and serves a clientele ranging from small house owners and organised real estate developers to state governments and construction majors.
Over the past years, the company has implemented many measures to ensure the reduction of CO2 emissions and energy conservation measures such as waste heat recovery and efficiency improvements in the pyro process.
Penna Cement’s social responsibility programmes aim at positively impacting the society and making it a better place to live. The company focuses on free education and vocational training to children of nearby communities and is actively involved in the improvement of roads and other infrastructure in the villages.
“We are glad to be part of the World Cement Association, which will help us to benchmark against the best companies in the world to improve our environmental sustainability and energy conservation,” said Krishna Srivastava, Director of Marketing at Penna Cement.