Fighting climate change

Hima Cement Limited has a commitment to conduct its activities in a responsible manner to protect and enhance the environment.

Hima Cement Ltd. Environmental Policies


It is the policy of Hima Cement Limited to:

  • ensure that facilities are operated, maintained and, wherever necessary, modified to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and with LafargeHolcim environmental standards.
  • ensure that its products and their manufacture will not be harmful to people or the environment;
  • strive to continuously improve the efficiency of its operations so as to minimize the use of resources and the generation of waste and to ensure that any waste generated is dealt with in an environmentally responsible manner;
  • set targets against which environmental performance can be measured and have these reviewed regularly;
  • integrate environmental considerations into business decision-making at all levels;
  • train its employees to achieve high standards of environmental performance. All employees will share the responsibility for implementation of this policy.


Hima Cement Limited will demonstrate commitment to this policy by fostering open and effective communication with all stakeholders and other interested parties and by ranking environmental protection with other key business objectives.

CO2 and cement

Why does manufacturing cement produce CO2?

Cement manufacturing is the source of 5% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The cement industry is a natural producer of CO2:

  • 60% of emissions are due to the transformation of raw materials at high temperatures (decarbonation of limestone),

  • 40% result from the combustion needed to heat the cement kilns to 1500°C.