PCA in Sustainable Practices, Environmental Performance

PCA in Sustainable Practices, Environmental Performance
Published: 31 August 2005

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) is releasing its first edition of the US cement industry Report on Sustainable Manufacturing. This summary report details an impressive record of environmental, health, and safety performance within the industry that PCA first benchmarked in 2004 through its Cement Manufacturing Sustainability Program.

The cement industry is committed to building for today without depleting future resources. After launching its sustainable development program last year, PCA pledged to track the progress of cement manufacturing processes and report on how cement-based products are helping protect the environment, conserving raw materials, minimizing energy consumption, and ultimately providing concrete solutions for sustainable design.

"The PCA Report on Sustainable Manufacturing is a reflection of the advancements our industry is making toward sustainable development. The cement industry was one of the first to address climate change, and we’re proud to continually make great strides in manufacturing improvement and environmental performance," Andy O’Hare, PCA vice president of regulatory affairs, said. "We will continue to challenge ourselves to improve energy efficiency, minimize emissions, and produce a sustainable product. This regular Report on Sustainable Manufacturing will capture those actions and keep the industry accountable."