Bamburi cement eyes solar energy in sustainability drive – The Star Kenya
•Bamburi is looking towards reducing the scope one C02 emissions to reach 467 of cementitious material by 2030.
•plans to incorporate rail transportation to reduce emissions from road transport.
Bamburi Cement has announced plans to switch to solar energy in 2024 which will account for up to 30 percent of its industrial power supply.
This, the company says is in line with its sustainability initiatives.
Through its solar energy project, the company will lower energy emissions by 2025 accounting for up to 40 percent of its power consumption.
Speaking during the unveiling of the firms’ sustainability report, managing director Seddiq Hassani termed this as a significant milestone for the company, in demonstrating its efforts towards the global climate change commitment of net zero emissions.
“At Bamburi we will continue to pioneer carbon footprint reporting and transparency within our sector. We are cognizant that choosing and promoting ecolabel products makes a real contribution to the biggest environmental challenges of our time,”said Hassani.
The firm is keen on shifting to a circular economy and reaching the zero-pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment.
Among other changes will see the firm aim to achieve scope three emissions 25.8 Kg C02 per ton transported.
In its commitment to accelerate its operations towards attaining net zero carbon emissions, Bamburi cement eco-Labeled its four compliant cement brands that represent low Co2 emissions.
This is in accordance with the requirements of the parent company- Holcim Group.
With the new changes, the cement maker is looking towards reducing the scope one C02 emissions to reach 467 of cementitious material by 2030.
“Circular economy is underpinned by a transition to renewable energy and materials. By co-processing non-recyclable waste, we continually minimize our use of fossil fuels,” the firm’s sutainability director Irene Wamanga said.
This, she said, will enable the company to lower its carbon emissions and move towards a net zero future.
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