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Canada's Cement Association releases Concrete Zero plan

04 May 2023, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC), together with its members and partners in the concrete sector, has released Concrete Zero, an Action Plan to ensure Canada’s cement and concrete industry achieves its carbon emissions reduction goals by making cement net-zero by 2050.  The Concrete Zero Action plan shows that greater emissions reductions are possible, claims CAC. Relying on developed and proven technologies and processes, ConcreteZero is about finding “true” net-zero emissions. “It ...

Canadian Cement Association joins Net-Zero Challenge

01 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Canada’s cement industry has joined the Net-Zero Challenge. The Net-Zero Challenge is a voluntary initiative led by the government of Canada that encourages businesses to develop and implement credible and effective plans to transition their facilities and operations to net-zero emissions by 2050. Adam Auer, president and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC), joined the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Canada's minister of environment and climate change, to announce the first partic...

Adam Auer brings environmental expertise to CAC board

01 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute Chairman of the board, Stephen Pope, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Auer, president and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC). Mr Auer takes the board seat of Michael McSweeney, who has retired as president and CEO of the CAC. “We are grateful to Michael for his long and beneficial service on the board, and we look forward to Adam’s participation,” says Pope. Mr  Auer was appointed President and CEO of the CAC in April 20...

Canada's Cement Association claims the industry can't reach net-zero alone

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Set to be released in 2022, Canada’s cement and industry roadmap to net-zero concrete will be unique to Canada’s economy and policy environment, while aligning with its international peers. It will aim at reducing C0 2 emissions by up to 40 per cent by 2030 and deliver net-zero concrete by 2050. Michael McSweeney, president and CEO, and Adam Auer, VP Environment and Sustainability, made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada ’s Emission Reduction Plan, "Predictab...

Michael McSweeney to retire as CAC President

07 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada has announced that after serving for 15 years with with the association, and 12 years as president, Michael McSweeney will be retiring as president on 31 March 2022 and from the association on 30 June 2022. Adam Auer, current CAC Vice President of Environment and Sustainability, will step in as the new President and CEO, effective from the 1 April 2022.

The Canadian Cement Association teams up with government to target net-zero carbon concrete

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

A new the partnership has been made between the Canadian government and Canada’s cement sector as represented by the Canadian Cement Association (CAC) to support the development and implementation of a 'Roadmap to Net-Zero-Carbon Concrete'. This work is designed to provide Canadian cement and concrete industry with the technologies, tools and policy needed to achieve net-zero carbon concrete by 2050. The roadmap, when completed in December 2021, is consistent with goals of Canada's stren...

CAC supports Ontario's plan to phase out coal use

08 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has applauded the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and the Honourable Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, for prioritising support of Ontario industries' efforts to reduce and phase out the use of coal as part of the government's Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. "Our industry has consistently advocated regulatory measures facilitating the transition from fossil fuels to low or zero carbon fuels from materials...