Environmental

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 end of 2012.  The MoU aims to ensure the good work of both organisat...

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...

19 December 2014

Titan America cement operations certified by Wildlife Habitat Council

Titan America announced that the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) has recertified both of Titan America’s cement operating facilities: Roanoke Cement Co in Troutville, VA and Pennsuco Cement in Medley, FL, USA. Both ...

10 December 2014

HeidelbergCement honours International Quarry Life Award winners

The winners of HeidelbergCement’s International Quarry Life Award were yesterday honoured at an award ceremony held in Prague, Czech Republic. The Quarry Life Award was established by HeidelbergCement to generate i...

05 December 2014

CAC applauds Ontario government for its commitment to low-carbon fuels

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) congratulates Premier Wynne and Minister Murray for proposing new regulations to help Ontario's energy-intensive industries reduce their reliance on coal and their greenhouse ga...

09 December 2014

Four Lehigh Hanson Cement Plants Earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Certification

Lehigh Hanson, Inc. announced that four of its Lehigh Cement plants have earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious Energy Star certification for 2014. The company’s cement manufacturing plan...

04 December 2014

Saudi: City Cement Co invest in alternative energy project

City Cement Co intends to invest SAR25m (US$6.7m) in an alternative energy project, the Saudi-based producer said in a bourse statement yesterday. The project, anticipated to be completed by the end of the first hal...

04 December 2014

Baticim Enerji signs loan agreement, Turkey

Turkish renewable energy producer Baticim Enerji Elektrik Uretim has signed a US$40m loan agreement with local lender Akbank, Baticim Enerji’s affiliate company Baticim Bati Anadolu Cimento Sanayii said. Baticim En...