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SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT
As a responsible business organisation, Prism Johnson always strives to incorporate environmental concerns into its business strategies and decision-making to reduce the negative impact on the planet.
The Company has formalised its commitment towards implementing the best environmental practices guided by its Environment Policy, which is supplemented by plant level policies that incorporate location specific considerations.
Environment Policy
  • Air
    Emissions
  • Waste Management
  • Water Conservation
  • Efficient Use of Energy
  • Use of Alternate Raw Materials
  • Biodiversity

Air
Emissions

The manufacturing units of the Company generate Greenhouse gas (GHG) through fossil fuels and consumption of grid electricity. Prism Johnson is taking various measures to reduce GHG and carbon footprints by investing in energy efficient process changes and adopting cleaner fuel alternatives.

Particulars Scope 1

Emissions
Scope 2

Emissions *
Scope 1 + Scope 2

Emissions *
Prism Cement 3,433,885 207,470 3,641,355
HRJ 118,517 33,740 152,257
Prism RMC 15,231 4,472 19,703
Total Emmissions 3,567,633 245,682 3,813,315
*Location based emissions

Waste Management

As an organisation, Prism Johnson strives to minimise the waste that is generated by recycling waste materials back into the production process. It further strives to responsibly manage waste disposal and has developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for plants to ensure appropriate disposal. Hazardous waste generated is disposed through SPCB approved third party vendors. The non-hazardous waste generated is sent to authorised vendors for appropriate disposal or recycling.

Water Conservation

Prism Johnson understands that water is a scarce resource and continues to optimise water consumption across all business divisions. The primary sources of water for the Company include groundwater, treated/recycled water and third party water, including municipal water supply and local tankers

Efficient Use of Energy

The Company has taken various measures towards achieving an energy efficient future. Prism Johnson is using a mix of alternate and renewable fuels in direct energy consumption to reduce the Company’s dependency on fossil fuels. Prism Cement is constantly engaged towards using green energy and has an installed capacity of 22.5 MW of solar power and 22.4 MW of Waste Heat recovery System (WHRS). In 2022-23, around 32% of the Prism Cement’s power consumption requirements were met through green and renewable sources. The Division has also adopted a target to increase the share of renewable power to 50% by 2024-25. Further, the Company is also experimenting with other biomass based energy sources like bagasse composting.

Prism Johnson is also using de-oiled cashew shells (waste from cashew oil plants) and soya husk as fuel.
Energy consumption 2021-22 2022-23
Direct Energy (GJ) 13,873,056 14,314,075
Indirect Energy (GJ) 1,692,806 1,779,714
Total Energy 15,565,862 16,093,789

Use of Alternate Raw Materials

Being a responsible organisation, Prism Johnson is focused and committed to use raw materials efficiently with minimal wastage. It is enhancing the use of alternative raw materials that are more sustainable, lowering carbon footprint as compared to its conventional counterparts. Cement and RMC divisions commonly use fly ash, granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS), copper slag, micro fine, granite dust slurry powder, and in-house feldspar as alternative raw materials.

During 2022-23, Prism Cement used 19%, Prism RMC used 2.3% and HRJ used 9.5% of alternative raw materials.

Biodiversity

Prism Johnson Limited recognizes the importance of biodiversity conservation in mitigating environmental impacts associated with its operations. The Company is committed to implementing effective measures to protect the ecosystem surrounding its facilities and mitigate any negative impacts on local habitats.

The Cement Division of Prism Johnson Limited actively engages in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), including biodiversity assessments, as part of the requirements of environmental clearances for its mining operations. As an extension of the same, the cement division has put in place a comprehensive restoration plan for mining activities. Additionally, the fact that none of the mines are currently located in ecologically sensitive areas or in proximity to human settlements is a noteworthy consideration for responsible mining practices. These commitments underscore the Company’s dedication to sustainable practices and is an essential step in minimizing the long-term impact of mining activities on the environment.

To enhance biodiversity around its facilities, the Company focusses on the development of green belts. These areas are carefully designed and planted with a variety of native vegetation. These green belt initiatives contribute to the overall health and resilience of local ecosystems. During FY23, over 1,60,000 saplings with a survival rate of 81% were planted. Prism Johnson Limited has also contributed to the Madhya Pradesh Government’s Forest Restoration Scheme by developing and maintaining plantations across 20 hectares of forest land.

The plant has mines reservoir with surface area about 13 hectares, which supports development of aquatic life of flora & fauna. There has been no threat to the flora & fauna due to the industrial & mining activities of the Company. Emission and noise levels are well within prescribed norms.

Besides, the Company also ensures adherence to all biodiversity-related laws and regulations. As a requirement of the ISO 14001:2014 certification, the Company takes adequate measures to minimise the adverse impacts on biodiversity in all its operations through the right combination of best industry practices and state-of-the-art technologies. The Company also has in place a group-wide Environment Policy and a Biodiversity Policy, which further enhances the need for compliance and adherence for its operations.

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