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Report calls for co-processing of wind turbine blades to be scaled up

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement sector's cooperation is expected to be required to ease the challenge of recycling decommissioned wind turbines, according to a new report from WindEurope, the European Chemical Industry Council and the European Composites Industry Association. While 85-90 per cent of wind turbines can be recycled, the blades are a relatively small volume of the total composite waste and are a 'specifically challenging' waste stream, says the report. Although the cement sector enables disposal ...

New Group Head of Sustainability appointed at Breedon

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group has appointed Donna Hunt as its first Group Head of Sustainability. In the newly-created role, Donna will be responsible for developing and implementing an effective sustainability strategy to shape the group's practices and performance, ultimately improving the sustainability of Breedon’s operations, products and services. Donna brings over 20 years' knowledge and experience to Breedon, having held several senior sustainability, environmental and stakeholder engagement p...

LafargeHolcim secures top spot in sector for Sustainalytics' ESG ratings

27 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Sustainalytics, a global leader in environmental, social and governance risks (ESG) and Corporate Governance research and ratings, published its latest LafargeHolcim ESG Risk Rating. Of all 101 construction materials companies analysed, LafargeHolcim rated first. The company was also in the top 20 per cent of all 12,000 companies assessed across all sectors.   Magali Anderson, chief sustainability officer: "We are very proud of this industry-leading ESG ranking. It positions LafargeHolcim as...

LafargeHolcim strengthens partnership with Solidia Technologies

21 May 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has strengthened its partnership with Solidia Technologies to reduce CO 2 across its value chain. With this announcement the collaboration with the US-based cement and concrete technology company, which began in 2013, is formally agreed until 2025, with an option to extend.   Together the two companies' solutions not only emit up to 30 per cent less CO 2 during cement production, they also capture and store CO 2 , leading to a 70 per cent carbon reduced concrete. Together wit...

LafargeHolcim's CEO targets low-carbon and sustainable recovery

20 May 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's CEO, Jan Jenisch, has updated customers on the company's low-carbon cement initiatives and preparing for the gradual pick-up in business as the world tries to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. "As markets are gradually reopening around the world, we are ramping up our production to best support our customers and help the world economy recover as quickly as possible," said Mr Jenisch. We are doing this by putting sustainable construction at the heart of the recovery. "Buil...

CEMBUREAU's Carbon Neutrality Roadmap to reduce CO2 to net zero by 2050

13 May 2020, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU's Carbon Neutrality Roadmap (CNR) looks at how the European cement industry can reduce its carbon emissions by 2050, and align with the objectives of the European Green Deal. It demonstrates that reaching net zero emissions along the cement and concrete value chain is achievable by 2050. Experts from the European cement industry have looked in detail at the role of key technologies in reducing emissions at each stage of the cement and concrete value chain. CO 2 emissions can inde...

GCC signs wind power agreement with Black Hills Energy

11 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Grupo Cementos Chihuahua (GCC) has signed a power purchasing agreement (PPA) with Black Hills Energy to supply GCC’s Rapid City cement plant with half of its power requirements in the next 15 years. By choosing low-cost renewable energy resources to power our business, we’re able to advance our business goals and sustainability objectives while also supporting the expansion of affordable, renewable energy development in the region,” said Ron Henley, GCC’s US division president. “Clean ener...

GCCA publishes biodiversity guidelines for quarries

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published new guidelines aimed at further improving the biodiversity performance of the industry's quarries. The guidelines support the Association’s Sustainability Charter implementation. Member companies will use the guidelines to implement agreed good practices as well as a framework for reporting progress against key performance indicators (KPIs). Benjamin Sporton, GCCA CEO, said: "These new guidelines are an important example of ...

ScanTogo and CimBénin donate EUR39,636 to biosphere reserve

01 May 2020, Published under Cement News

ScanTogo and CimBénin (HeidelbergCement group) have donated EUR39,636 to support a project for the Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in the Mono Transboundary Biosphere Reserve, on the border of Benin and Togo. The two cement producers hope the donations helps to safeguard the reserve having launched the project to raise funds on 10 February 2020. "The biological diversity of the Mono Reserve is increasingly threatened by population growth and growing pressure on natural resources. ...

ScanTogo and CimBénin donate EUR39,636 to biosphere reserve

01 May 2020, Published under Cement News

ScanTogo and CimBénin (HeidelbergCement group) have donated EUR39,636 to support a project for the Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in the Mono Transboundary Biosphere Reserve, on the border of Benin and Togo. The two cement producers hope the donations helps to safeguard the reserve having launched the project to raise funds on 10 February 2020. "The biological diversity of the Mono Reserve is increasingly threatened by population growth and growing pressure on natural resources. ...