ACC goes Green – introduces industry-first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for all blended Cement Products
ACC Limited, has become the first Indian cement company to publish an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for all of its blended cement products manufactured across all of its 17 cement plants. Beginning June 07, 2018, leading ACC cement brands namely ACC Suraksha Power, ACC Concrete+ Xtra Strong, ACC Gold Water Shield, ACC HPC Long Life and ACC F2R Superfast will feature the EPD declaration. Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products. Certified by the Indian regional hub of “The International EPD® System”, the EPD has a five-year validity. This EPD is generated in line with ISO 14025:2006 and EN 15804 standards and is based upon Product Category Rules (PCR) EN 16908:2017 (sub-PCR Cement and Building Lime). For this purpose, a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study was carried out by Thinkstep Sustainability Solutions Pvt Limited using GaBi Software and Thinkstep Professional databases covering all the plants and various brands. The EPD was unveiled by Mr Rajiv Kumar Bimalchand, Head Marketing, ACC Limited and Dr Rajesh Kumar Singh, Managing Director, Thinkstep Sustainability Solutions Pvt Limited, a 100% subsidiary of Thinkstep AG Germany.