The Environment Management System ISO: 14001 is awarded to companies working towards prevention of pollution, eliminating, reducing and disposing of waste in a responsible manner and having integrated environmental monitoring procedures.
"We remain committed to the integration of environmental and sustainability issues into our business activities," says Jimmy Onen, Hima Cement's Health and Safety and Environment Engineer.
The cement manufacturer has been pursuing various projects to ensure the minimum possible harm to the environment as outlined in its environmental sustainability ambitions.
For instance, the company has significantly reduced the use of Fossil fuel and now uses up to 57% of biomass fuels in its production operations thus reducing carbon emissions. Hima uses biomass fuels generated from coffee husks, rice husks, palm kernels, G-nuts husks and baggase which also supports Ugandan farmers.
The company also continues with rehabilitation of all used up quarries to their former productive state.