Standing from left: Council Member Sudath Amarasinghe, President Dr. Rohan Karunaratne and Council Member Eng. Sampath Wijesekera of CIOB presenting the Green Mark award to Director Research and Development Dr. M.G.M.U. Ismail and Corporate Manager Sustainability Salinda Kandapola of Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC
Tokyo Super + Blended Hydraulic Cement from Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC, has won the prestigious Green Mark certification from the Ceylon Institute of Builders, the apex professional body for the advancement of green building practices in Sri Lanka. The award was presented at the CIOB Green Mark Awards Night held recently at the Ramada Hotel Colombo.
The accreditation was made after careful evaluation of Tokyo Super + manufacturing process, quality and composition against the globally-acclaimed Green rating system by an expert technical panel of CIOB.
Tokyo Super + is a general-purpose cement complied with the Sri Lanka Standard Institute’s SLS 1247:2015 Strength Class 42.5 N standard certification. In addition, it also complies with EN Standard – BS EN 197-1: 2011 under type CEM IV/A (V) 42.5N – SR, the international strength class classification stipulated for higher strength and durability.
The product caters to emerging customer demands for more environmentally conscious products for a sustainable future. As the most sustainable cement produced in Sri Lanka, the use of Fly Ash in Tokyo Super + reduces CO2 emissions by over 25%. Reducing its carbon footprint even further it is manufactured entirely using carbon-neutral, renewable biomass energy, making it the Greenest choice in market.
The real blended cement, made with Fly Ash and high quality Ordinary Portland Cement, creates a high-strength cementitious mortar that gets stronger as it ages and continues to gain strength even after 100 days, unlike other products in the market. Fly ash makes the blend smoother, improving workability while the homogeneous mix with more refined pores results in denser and compact concrete. This also reduces the rise of temperature of the concrete and prevents thermal cracking, making it the best choice for mass concreting in high-rises. Having earned their trust Tokyo Super + has become the No.1 choice of construction professionals within a short span of time.
Furthermore, chemical composition of Tokyo Super + makes it ideally suited for harsh conditions such as marine or marshy environments, constructions underwater or on land prone to flooding, on soils containing higher levels of Sulphate or Chloride. Its corrosive resistance capability prevents carbonation and protects steel reinforcements of buildings or slabs for life-long durability. This makes Tokyo Super + suited for a wide range of applications with greater utility.
The CIOB Green Mark accreditation programme promotes more environment-friendly sustainable built environments by working closely with the construction industry. The Green Building Product certification scheme evaluates building products for their environmental impact and performance. It is an industry-recognised benchmark to assess green products in terms of; energy, water and resource efficiency, health and pollution control and other criteria such as Environmental Quality Management Systems (EQMS) and technical performance/innovation and includes a comprehensive life-cycle assessment to determine a product’s long-term impact on the environment.
Winning the Green Mark accreditation from CIOB for Tokyo Super + blended hydraulic cement reaffirms Tokyo Cement Group’s commitment to differentiate as the most environmentally conscious manufacturer of cement and concrete in Sri Lanka. Tokyo Cement also markets a range of innovative cement-based value-added solutions including plasters, flooring compounds, water proofers, and tile adhesives that improve construction efficiency and help conserve the environment.
Apart from that, the company champions many initiatives that help create a greener Sri Lanka for our future generations. The pioneer of biomass energy in Sri Lanka, Tokyo Cement Group is the only company to power its entire production process using carbon-neutral fuel and one of the largest contributors of biomass-based renewable energy in the nation. Their commitment to protect and enrich the country, its people and the environment is ingrained in all aspects of business making them the undisputed leader in construction materials sector.
Tokyo Cement Group has earned a reputation as the most trusted supplier of high quality cement and concrete to our construction industry. Having supplied top quality products for projects that mark Sri Lanka’s growth, from iconic structures gracing the Colombo skyline, to overhead bridges, railroads and suspended highway networks; the company has cemented its legacy as a partner in nation building.