Sustainable Development Policy

A sustainably-driven corporate citizen

Earning the Licence to Operate in Our Communities

As the largest and leading cement manufacturer in Sri Lanka, INSEE Cement is committed to exemplary governance as a corporate citizen responsible for its people, its environment and its communities. Our investment in the growth of our company right alongside the sustainable development of our communities creates shared value for all our stakeholders, and a strong foundation for an ever-evolving business and its continued success.

Our parent company’s partnership to the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) as a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development has greatly influenced the direction INSEE Cement takes in sustainable development; with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) as a blueprint, INSEE Cement Sri Lanka cultivates a sustainable corporate culture that outlines our long-term economic, environmental and social commitments to all our stakeholders, the communities in which we operate, and their future.

Sustainable development policy

We believe that sustainable progress and organizational development must be accompanied with the growth of our communities and their future generations.

Economic ValueSocial ValueEnvironmental Value
Creating shared value for all stakeholders through sustainable business growth – a top priority at INSEE Cement
Promoting equal rights and fair treatment to all employees in accordance with international labor laws and regulations across all tiers of the company.Promoting preservation and conservation by reducing, controlling and preventing our impact on the environment.
Instilling a corporate culture founded upon good corporate governance that promotes transparency, integrity and mutual respect, guided by the group-wide Code of Business ConductEnsuring a healthy and safe working environment for all stakeholders with all necessary protective and preventive measures to address workplace injuries, illnesses and damagesIntroducing innovative ways to substitute natural mineral resources and fossil fuels with waste and other bi-products for resource efficiency and energy efficiency through co-processing
Promoting bio-diversity and reforestationEmpowering our employees by making a positive difference in their lives through knowledge and skill development, recognition, rewards and career progression
Enabling a circular economy through INSEE Ecocycle – our waste management arm – by addressing industrial waste challenges in Sri Lanka and promoting resource recovery through recycling, up-cycling, reusing and co-processingCommitting to the sustainable development of communities in which we operate
Conducting business in a transparent and ethical manner to achieve zero corruption, guided by group-wide initiatives including the ‘No Gift Policy’ and ‘INSEE Speak Up’ to protect the brand loyalty, brand image and reputation as well as INSEE Cement’s right to operateDeveloping products and solutions that add value to our stakeholders while elevating the standards of our local cement market

A wide range of tests and equipment to assess fresh and hardened concrete properties

  • Specified Tests for Self-Compacting Concrete
    • Flow Table Test – BS EN 12350-5:2019
    • J-Ring Test – BS EN 12350-12:2010
    • V Funnel – BS EN 12350-09:2010
    • L Box – EN 12350
  • Slump test – BS EN 12350-2 and ASTM C143
  • Density of fresh concrete – ASTM C138
  • Air content in fresh concrete – ASTM 231
  • Concrete bleeding – ASTM 232
  • Concrete setting time – ASTM C403
  • Compressive Strength up to 180 MPa – Testing Machines (3000 & 4000KN) – Double the existing strength standards in Sri Lanka
  • NDT for Compressive Strength up to 130 MPa – Impact Rebound Hammers – Double the existing equipment capacity in Sri Lanka
  • Flexural Strength – ASTM C78 / BS EN 12390-5-2019
  • Splitting Resistance – ASTM C-496 / EN 12390-6 / EN 1338
  • Concrete Specimen Grinding Machine – BS EN 12390-2 2019/ ASTM D4543

A wide range of tests and equipment to assess and ensure your aggregate grade meets the demand and requirement of your concrete.

  • INSEE Measurement Tools
    • INSEE Blue™ – Assess clay content as key quality indicator for manufactured and natural pit sand
    • INSEE Shape™ – Assess the grain shape particles as key quality indicator for manufactured sand
  • Coarse and fine aggregate particles size distribution – ASTM C136 / C136M – 19 & BS EN 933-1
  • Relative Density and Absorption of Coarse Aggregates – ASTM C127-12
  • Aggregate Impact Value (AIV) – BS EN 1097-2:2010
  • Flakiness Index & Elongation Index – BS EN 933-3:2012
  • Soundness Test of Aggregates – SN EN 206-1
  • Aggregate Crushing Value (ACV)- BS EN 1097-2:2010
  • Los Angeles Abrasion Test – ASTM C 131-06

A range of tests to assess properties of fresh concrete that go beyond the traditional ‘slump test’, improving the quality and consistency of concrete.

  • INSEE Measurement Tools
    • INSEE Flow™
    • INSEE Heat™
    • INSEE Color™
    • INSEE ConTemp™
  • ICAR Rheometer for paste, mortar & concrete toassess pumpability, flow resistance, thickness, slump retention, admixtures compatibility
  • Grout for Pre-Stressing Tendons – BS EN 445 2007
  • Electrical Conductivity for paste & mortar
  • Cementometer™ latest microwave technology for the determination of fresh concrete water to cement w/c ratio

Advanced testing with durability indicators to optimize structural performance and extend the service life of concrete structures exposed to severe environments.

  • Rapid Chloride Permeability Test - ASTM C1202
  • Bulk Electrical Conductivity of Hardened Concrete - ASTM C1760-12
  • Specific Resistivity - RILEM TC154 - AASHTO T358
  • Concrete Carbonation - Swiss SIA 262-1/1 CEN/TS 12390-12
  • O2 Permeability - RILEM 116-PCD CEMBUREAU Method
  • Capillary Water Absorption/ Sorptivity - Swiss SIA 262/1:2013 ASTM C1585-04
  • Initial Surface Absorption (ISAT) - BS 1881 Part 5
  • Water Permeability - EN 12390-8:2000
  • Concrete Sulphate Resistance - SIA 262-1/A