Cement firms ’must cut CO2 emissions’

Cement firms ’must cut CO2 emissions’
Published: 11 November 2005

UK cement producers unveiled a report on how the industry must change to help reduce its environmental and socio-economic impact last week.  The report by the sustainability task force set up by industry body the British Cement Association says that cement producers must work harder to cut emissions. 

Working Towards Sustain - ability highlights areas where the BCA’s member companies Buxton Lime Industries, Castle Cement, Cemex UK and Lafarge UK  could help maximise the contribution cement makes to delivering a more sustainable built environment.  The task force will produce a cement makers’ code and develop a long-term strategy for managing carbon dioxide emissions. 

Task force chairman Jeff Sautin, managing director of Lafarge Cement UK, admitted the cement sector had struggled to address sustainability but said the development of a code of practice would benefit the industry.  He said: "I am confident we have been able to achieve the first steps in bringing a local perspective to a global dilemma."