UltraTech Cement commits to 100% renewable energy usage by 2050

September 24, 2021

MUMBAI: Aditya Birla Group company, UltraTech Cement has announced its commitment to Climate Group’s RE100 initiative at Climate Week NYC 2021.

As part of this commitment, UltraTech targets to meet 100% of its electricity requirement through renewables sources by 2050.

RE100, led by Climate Group in partnership with CDP, brings together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100 per cent renewable electricity.

UltraTech has set a 100 per cent renewable electricity target for its entire global operations by 2050.

In the last two years, UltraTech has scaled up its contracted renewable energy capacity by 2.5 times. The company has already set a target to scale up its green energy mix to 34% of its total power requirement by 2024, from the current levels of 13%.

“We have made tremendous progress in scaling up the use of green energy in our operations. The commitment to move to 100% renewable energy to meet our electrical energy requirements by 2050 is both a reflection of our confidence on the progress we have made, as well as our commitment to overcome the challenges ahead. With us now joining the RE100 group, UltraTech will become part of a high-profile global campaign that advocates for a strong business case in transitioning to renewable energy sources in building a decarbonized economy,” said Kailash Jhanwar, MD, UltraTech Cement.

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