St Lawrence Cement has announced its ambitious goal of reducing its net carbon dioxide emissions by 15 per cent per tonne of cement produced between 2000 and 2010 under the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders programme. This goal follows its nine per cent cut in CO2 emissions achieved between 1990 and 2000.
'Climate Leaders' is a voluntary government-industry partnership and encourages businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions through a comprehensive climate change strategy. St Lawrence Cement joined the programme last October and worked in collaboration with the EPA to set this long-term emission reduction objective. Reducing its emissions is in line with St Lawrence’s and its parent company, Holcim’s commitment to sustainable development. Philippe Arto, its president and CEO commented: “Further CO2 emission reductions can be achieved through the permitting and building of newer, energy-efficient facilities such as our proposed plant in Greenport, New York, that will replace the Company’s nearby Catskill plant.”
St Lawrence Cement operates in Canada and on the eastern coast of the US. It has an annual cement capacity of 3.7Mta.