British Standards Institution assures Dalmia Bharat Group for ISO 26000

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Dalmia Bharat Group is a leading Indian conglomerate with a strong presence in Cement, Sugar and Refractories. The Group has a turnover of over Rs. 10,000 crore. Dalmia Bharat commenced its operations in 1935 and has played a defining role in India’s manufacturing sector. The group has significant market presence in each of its sectors of operation. Its cement business has grown exponentially since 2006 in terms of capacity and production and the company is a leader in the specialty cement space. Also, Dalmia Cement is the greenest company in the world with lowest carbon footprint. 


Since inception in 1935, the company has incrementally and consistently adopted an approach to business which is Inclusive and nurturing towards people (employees and communities in which it operates), is sensitive to the environment, driven by efficiency, pursuit of excellence and quality and robust corporate governance. 


 The company’s CSR initiatives have been identified with a multi-stakeholder approach and taking into account the material issues to the company and the community. The company is implementing its CSR through an independent foundation, Dalmia Bharat Foundation, focusing on Soil and Water Conservation, Access to Clean Energy and Livelihood Skill Training. The company is reaching out to 1300 villages and approximately 10 Lakh people. The company’s CSR is very closely aligned to the UN SDGs and also national campaigns.


Bharal Dalmia Ltd. has been following the ISO 26000, the international standard for Social responsibility guidelines and has become the first India cement company and globally one of the first few to have imbibed CSR in a holistic manner and also has brought out its CSR report on these guidelines. 


Gautam Dalmia, Managing Director, Dalmia Bharat Limited released the CSR report on 27th November 2018 at New Delhi for the period of 2015- 2017. Speaking on the occasion he said that when any organisation takes the extremely bold step in publicly stating their attention to CSR, they not only commit themselves, but set even more stringent future targets to benefit society.


British Standards Institution (BSI) has assured the Report. Speaking on the occasion Venkataram Arabolu, Managing Director said that Dalmia Bharat Group efforts in using & institutionalizing Management Standards such as ISO 26000 is commendable as adopting them not only makes them robust but also sets another benchmark for the Industry as being socially responsible, the mark of a true leader.

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