West China Cement Ltd (WCC) has become the sixth Chinese company to join the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI).
WCC is the leading cement producer in Shaanxi Province, China, with its headquarters in Xi'an, a key gateway to the western region of China. In recent years, WCC has acted as a consolidator of cement assets in Shaanxi province and has also expanded production into both Xinjiang and Guizhou Provinces in western China. The group has a current annual capacity of 29.2Mta of cement and has been listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) since 2010.
WCC recently announced a major transaction with Anhui Conch Cement Group, which once completed, will result in WCC's capacity growing to approximately 40Mta of cement and becoming a HKSE listed subsidiary of Anhui Conch.
With energy conservation, emission controls and safety becoming increasingly important factors in the Chinese cement industry, WCC continues to work towards best of industry standards in these areas. All of WCC's production facilities are dry process (NSP) lines, with heat-recycling plants installed at over 80 per cent of this capacity and denitration (De-NOx) and particulate matter (PM) equipment installed at all plants. The Group is also engaged in hazardous and municipal waste treatment though its investment in Yaobai Environmental, a joint-venture with Anhui Conch Group. WCC is currently implementing a "Sustainable Safety Development Project" in conjunction with and under the auspices of its strategic partner Italcementi S.P.A.
"West China Cement is delighted to join the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) and take this initiative to promote the goals of sustainable industry development, resource efficiency and health and safety within the Group and the Chinese cement industry as a whole." shared by Weiping Ma, CEO of WCC.