Environmental

27 May 2015

Holcim releases 2014 Corporate Sustainable Development Report

Holcim today released its 2014 Corporate Sustainable Development Report that outlines the Group’s economic, environmental and social performance and presents Holcim’s objectives for the areas of OH&S, social responsibility, sustainability and enhanced solutions, climate change, resourc...

22 May 2015

Waste-derived fuel solution commissioned for HCM

Saxlund International has collaborated with Hope Construction Materials (HCM) to install and commission a new waste-derived fuel solution for the UK-based cement producer. Located at the company’s Hope Works cement...

21 May 2015

Fauji Cement inaugurates WHR project, Pakistan

Fauji Cement Company Ltd (FCCL) has inaugurated a 12MW waste heat power project at its factory in Jhang Bahater, Attock district of Pakistan. Sinoma Energy Conservation of China commissioned the project at an esti...

21 May 2015

Ohorongo wins Environmental Excellence award

Ohorongo Cement has received the first Environmental Excellence Among Industries Award hosted by the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) of Namibia, which works in close liaison with the Ministry of Environment & Tou...

13 May 2015

Lafarge Mahaweli Cement on track with housing programme, Sri Lanka

Lafarge Mahaweli Cement is on schedule with its ‘Savi Piyasa’ housing programme and has now partnered with nine leading brands in the construction sector and two commercial banks to add value to its technical assista...

15 May 2015

Ash Grove Cement names Louisville plant AGem winner

Ash Grove Cement Company’s Louisville (NE) plant won top honours in the annual Ash Grove Energy Management (AGem) Outstanding Plant of the Year competition. “Ash Grove created the AGem program in order to improve ef...

08 May 2015

Ash Grove Cement recognised by Wildlife Habitat Council, USA

Ash Grove Cement Company announced that two of its cement manufacturing plants received Wildlife Habitat Council certifications. The Midlothian (TX) cement manufacturing plant was granted Corporate Lands for Learni...

01 May 2015

USA: Cupertino plant agrees lawsuit settlement

Hanson Permanente Cement Inc, owners of Lehigh Cupertino cement plant, has agreed to pay a US$2.55m penalty to settle a federal suit and install a US$5m wastewater treatment facility after dumping toxic wastes into a...

29 April 2015

Lafarge and Solidia commercialise a new low-carbon solution for the construction sector

Lafarge has reached a new milestone in its partnership with US start-up Solidia Technologies® with the signing of an agreement to commercialise a technology allowing a significant reduction in the environmental footp...

27 April 2015

Lafarge Canada Inc (Eastern Canada) renews partnership with Earth Rangers

The Eastern Canada division of Lafarge Canada Inc is partnering with Earth Rangers to bring its School Outreach Program to communities across eastern Canada again this year to inspire children to help Bring Back the ...

23 April 2015

Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction

The winners of the 4th Global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction have been decided – the trophies and US$350,000 prize money go to projects in Colombia, Sri Lanka and the USA. "All three prizes recognise arch...

17 April 2015

Cembureau calls for predictable EU-ETS legal framework

In a response to a public consultation on the revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) Directive, European cement association Cembureau advocates an improved EU-ETS after 2020 that “creates a predictable ...

01 April 2015

Environmental committee established for McInnis Cement plant

Following the mediation session, McInnis Cement, the CQDE (Centre québécois du droit de l'environnement), the CREGIM (Conseil régional de l'environnement Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine) and Nature Québec have agreed t...

26 March 2015

MPA response to government 2050 Carbon Reduction Roadmap for the cement sector

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) responded to the publication of the Government’s 2050 carbon reduction roadmap for the UK cement sector.  The report, commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change...

26 March 2015

Fecto Cement refutes mining lease cancellation claims

Fecto Cement Ltd has informed Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) that its factory in Sangjani, Pakistan, is operating under normal conditions and dispatches are being carried out as usual. The company has refuted local ...

20 March 2015

Lafarge Egypt and Orascom in waste management deal

Lafarge Egypt and Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding (OTMT) announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a waste management framework of municipal and agricultural waste. ...