FY 2020-21 was an unprecedented year like no other. A ‘once in a century’ crisis, in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, that adversely affected the lives and livelihood of billions of people. However, JK Cement is no stranger to challenges, and we have always had the visionary leadership of our beloved Chairman and Managing Director, Late Shri Yadupati Singhania, to guide us through the ebb and flow. This time, it was different as he left for his heavenly abode, leaving a vacuum in our lives. However, his legacy will continue to be a constant guide in JK Cement’s relentless pursuit of excellence.
We consistently work on various energy efficiency initiatives such as technological upgradation, process optimisation, and productivity improvement. During FY 2020-21, we have taken various efforts to reduce our energy consumption across all our units. These energy conservation measures resulted in reduction of power consumption from 76 units per tonne of cementitious product in FY 2019-20 to 71 units per ton of cementitious product in FY 2020-21. Currently, our thermal substitution rate stood at 6.5% and specific thermal energy stood 3.07 GJ per tonne of clinker. Further, 25% of our power requirement is met through renewable sources.