With roots that date back to pre-independence India, Dalmia Cement (‘Dalmia’) is one of India’s oldest and most widely respected family businesses. Led by dynamic CEO, Puneet Dalmia, the company is now a listed cement enterprise, operating 10m tonnes of cement capacity in South India. Dalmia is also the largest shareholder, with a 46% stake, in Orissa Cement Limited: a 4m tonne cement company in Eastern India. The company has plans to build a further 10m tonnes of capacity over the next five years, helping it become one of the largest cement companies in India.
The company invests significant time and energy in educational initiatives in local communities. Meanwhile, Actis’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) team has helped strengthen health and safety measures in each of the factories and ESG is now a key area of discussion at every board meeting.