Environmental

20 February 2015

Cemex creates Cemex Energia

Cemex announced today the creation of Cemex Energia, an energy division that aims to develop a portfolio of power projects that will supply about 3-5 per cent of Mexico's electricity needs over the next five years. “We are very enthusiastic about Mexico’s energy sector future, and we ...

19 February 2015

Cement Association of Canada welcomes BC government action on Carbon Tax

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) welcomes the British Columbia (BC) government's efforts to improve the province's carbon tax. The BC Carbon Tax is applied only to domestically produced cement while imported ce...

18 February 2015

Cuba introduces low-carbon cement in Guantánamo

The production of domestically-developed low-carbon cement has started in the Cuban province of Guantánamo. The new type of cement blends PP350 Portland cement with activated clay and crushed limestone. Dr Iván Ma...

18 February 2015

PCA: as oil prices fall, cost of asphalt is on the rise

Despite falling oil prices, the cost of paving with asphalt continues to rise across the US. A recent analysis from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) shows that asphalt prices have reached record highs during the...

13 February 2015

CAC applauds Ontario government's leadership on Climate Change

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) commends the Wynne Government for its 'comprehensive and thoughtful' discussion paper on climate change, Ontario's Climate Change 2015, released yesterday by the Ministry of the...

05 February 2015

Three Holcim Philippines plants receive energy efficiency accolade

Three cement plants owned by Holcim Philippines have been commended by the Department of Energy (DOE) for their respective energy saving initiatives. The Bulacan facility received its third consecutive Outstanding A...

23 January 2015

MPA and Bumblebee Conservation Trust re-affirm commitment to work together

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) have re-affirmed their commitment to work together through renewing their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU, originally signed at the ...

20 January 2015

Nine Cemex USA sites recognised by Wildlife Habitat Council

Nine Cemex USA sites received certifications through the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) Corporate Lands for Learning and Wildlife at Work Programs. Corporate Lands for Learning Program Certifications The Corpora...

22 January 2015

Peru’s cement market stable in 2014

Peru’s cement market absorbed around 881,360t of cement in December 2014, according to the latest data from the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic producers reached an output of 932,603t in the last mo...

06 January 2015

Dalmia Bharat Group recognised for CSR achievements

Dalmia Bharat Group has been awarded the CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2014 for 'Significant Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)’, beating 20 other companies to the title. This is the third consecut...

05 January 2015

Nine Lafarge North America conservation projects certified by Wildlife Habitat Council

Nine conservation projects at Lafarge North America sites across the US were certified or recertified this year by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC). Six of these projects fall under WHC's Wildlife at Work program, ...

02 January 2015

Titan America plants receive Wildlife Habitat Council certification

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) has recertified Titan America’s cement plants at Roanoke in Troutville, VA and Pennsuco in Medley, FL. Both plants received "Wildlife at Work" recertification, which is valid for th...

02 January 2015

The Philippines: CeMAP assures earthquake-resistant local cement

After a 2.7-magnitude earthquake struck The Philippines last October, Philvolcs (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) has been closely watching Metro Manila’s Valley Fault system since a more severe tr...

30 December 2014

Hungary: Magyarország plant invests in alternative fuels storage facility

Lafarge Cement Magyarország opened a storage facility for waste that will be used to help fuel its plant in Királyegyháza, southwestern Hungary. The project, involving an investment of HUF700m (EUR2.2m), will be u...

22 December 2014

Indonesia: Rembang protests continue

Residents of the Rembang regency in Central Java, Indonesia, are continuing to protest against the planned construction of Semen Indonesia's greenfield plant in the area, according to the Jakarta Post. The report st...

22 December 2014

MPA’s Sustainable Development Report highlights progress & challenges

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published its latest Sustainable Development (SD) Report, providing a summary of the industry’s sustainable development performance in 2013. The report is supplemented by co...