An Aditya Birla Group Commitment 33 FY17 FY18 BIRLA CARBON 3,307,831 3,624,311 CHEMICALS 1,542,799 1,622,333 FERTILIZERS 539,188 562,365 HINDALCO 27,159,393 27,279,409 INSULATORS 32,821 35,337 MINING 98,458 124,274 NOVELIS 1,074,282 1,078,219 PULP & FIBRE 3,787,934 3,649,078 RETAIL 2,416 1,719 TELECOM (NETWORKS/ OPERATIONS LEVEL) 664,092 572,206 TEXTILE/AF/OS 421,732 394,293 ULTRATECH 32,772,172 34,450,000 TOTAL 71,403,118 73,393,544 SCOPE-1 EMISSIONS [t CO2 e] SCOPE-2 EMISSIONS [t CO2 e] FY17 FY18 BIRLA CARBON 106,297 84,355 CHEMICALS 1,542,978 1,692,821 FERTILIZERS 9,420 9,991 HINDALCO 592,458 452,685 INSULATORS 27,413 28,699 MINING 11,379 12,325 NOVELIS 899,622 911,562 PULP & FIBRE 220,825 213,782 RETAIL 41,027 52,004 TELECOM (NETWORKS/ OPERATIONS LEVEL) 1,506,284 1,684,198 TEXTILE/AF/OS 382,376 357,983 ULTRATECH 728,534 625,595 TOTAL 6,068,613 6,126,000 Process CO2 emission combined with emissions from energy usage results in UltraTech being highest direct emitter of GHGs across the Group contributing more than 40%. UltraTech has been one of the early adopters of climate positive practices and contributes to the WBCSD Cement Sustainability Initiative’s (CSI) “Getting the Numbers Right” programme to measure carbon dioxide produced by the cement industry. The CSI encourages adherence to international standards in relation to cement manufacturing. In addition to efficiently managing its energy consumption the business has identified key focus areas for reduction: 1.  energy efficiency via process efficiency improvements that concentrates on mitigation through management efforts; 2.  waste heat recovery that uses waste heat for the generation of electricity for their own operations – they added 342,400 MWh of waste heat recovery capacity during the last fiscal year bringing the total waste heat recovery capacity of UltraTech to 615,880MWh. They have also invested in renewable energy and the adoption of a mixed electrical energy matrix of thermal, wind and solar energy. UltraTech management is also evaluating the use of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes from other industries as a component to address energy requirements. Last year the company disposed of 190,000 Metric Tons of such wastes in its kilns, resulting in a total fuel saving of close to 2%. PREPARING FOR A CARBON SMART ECONOMY Pre-empting the move towards a carbon-low economy, ABG entered the solar power space in 2011. The potential of solar energy in the Indian market is immense as sunlight gives the energy equivalent to over 5 trillion mega watt hours per year – far more energy than is currently consumed in the country. Renewable power is still immature in India and since inception in 2011, our Solar business has built seven solar power projects across the country a total of 183 MW and 35 MW are now under construction, complemented by a 130 MW wind project. As the domestic market expands, we expect the legislative landscape to evolve and provide a more favourable environment for renewable energy providers to operate. We envisage that the Indian market for solar energy will grow as the government solidifies its approach to realising the commitments made to the Conference of the Parties meeting in Paris and we are prepared for this growth. We currently have a goal to increase our installed renewable energy capacity to 1,000 MW by 2020. CASE STUDY 03 Responsible Stewardship