Environmental

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 (DECC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) a...

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. ...

18 March 2015

HeidelbergCement and BirdLife International renew partnership

HeidelbergCement and BirdLife International have signed an agreement to continue their partnership until 2017. The world’s largest aggregates producer and the NGO leader in nature conservation have been working toget...

18 March 2015

Egypt: ACC to boost alternative fuels usage

Egypt-based Arabian Cement Co (ACC)  is seeking to utilise alternative energy to increase its capacity utilisation rate to 100 per cent, the company’s CEO Jose Maria Magrina told Daily News Egypt on the sidelines of ...

12 March 2015

Lafarge-Tarmac signs Cookstown waste fuels agreement

The UK's Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, and Devendra Mody, Industrial Director of Lafarge Tarmac, on Saturday signed an agreement allowing the use of waste-derived fuels at the company's Cookstown cement works,...

06 March 2015

Cement companies walking the walk in sustainability

Results from an independent audit undertaken across the membership of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released today demonstrates that lead...

04 March 2015

Cemex recognised by CDP among top 10 for climate change transparency

For the third consecutive year, Cemex has been recognised in the CDP Latin America Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) as one of the top eight companies in data disclosure related to environmental and CO2 emis...

02 March 2015

Listed Saudi firms see 3.8% increase in 2014 sales

Sales of the listed cement firms in Saudi Arabia grew by 3.8 per cent to hit SAR13.5bn (US$3.6bn) in 2014 compared to SAR13bn in 2013, according to a report published by Al-Hayat daily said. Net profits rose by 6.10...

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. ...

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 ...