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WCA launches Gender Focus Network

27 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has launched the Gender Focus Network (GFN), an initiative aiming to improve the representation of women within the global cement community.  WCA recognises that the cement industry around the world currently has a significant gender imbalance, and has founded the GFN to help increase awareness and to implement practical solutions to address this issue. The network’s mission is to encourage companies to implement gender diversity programmes, foster wo...

LafargeHolcim Maroc voted Top Performers for CSR

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Maroc was named Top Performers for Corporate Social Rrsponsibility (CSR) 2020 by Vigeo Eiris, the independent rating agency in the areas of environment, social and governance. Vigeo honoured LafargeHolcim Morocco for its performance in terms of environmental strategy and protection of biodiversity, continuous improvement of health and safety conditions at work, prevention of discrimination and promotion of gender equality, and also its contribution to the socio-economic d...

Philippines: Apo Cement Corp recognised for environmental stewardship

06 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Apo Cement Corp, a subsidiary of the Cemex Philippines, was recently recognised for its environmental stewardship, health and safety, and community development achievements. The Apo team received the awards from the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA) committee during the 62nd Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference in November. The awards included the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award 2015 – platinum award, best mining forest and safes...

Ghana: Ghacem cement to regions in need of development

13 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Ghacem has donated 16,000 bags of cement to schools and hospitals which were drawn from the Upper East, Upper West, Northern, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions. The list of beneficiaries includes about 137 health and educational institutions in deprived communities in northern Ghana. The Managing Director of Ghacem, Mr Morten Gade, in a keynote address, said it was the objective of the Ghacem Cement Foundation to support self-help initiatives to speed up the development of the country. The do...

India: Dalmia Cement wins Manufacturing Today Award

03 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement, Ariyalur, has won the prestigious ‘Manufacturing Today Award 2013’ for excellence in technology, CSR, supply chain management, and sustainability. The award was sponsored by ‘Manufacturing Today’ magazine. Anil Bajaj, unit head of Dalmia Dement, Ariyalur, received the award at a function held in Pune on 28 September. The company has taken stringent measure to ensure sustainability of raw materials and resources. Being one of the most fuel and energy efficient plant, Dalmia Ce...

India: tender causes 'CSR obligation' query

02 October 2013, Published under Cement News

The Companies Act that came into force from this year has mandated that companies have to set aside at least two per cent from their net profit for expenditure on corporate social responsibility (CSR). But the rules issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs note that CSR cannot be interpreted as the main business activity of a company. The expenditure has to be over and above it, but this tender shows the companies can potentially claim a part of their business expenditure as CSR. State-r...