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The GCCA celebrates International Women's Day

09 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and its member companies around the world marked International Women’s Day (IWD) promoting the IWD theme that is drawn from the notion of ‘Collective Individualism’ with #EachforEqual trending on social media. Building on last year's launch of the 'Global Cement and Concrete Industry Women's Network', the group is now launching a network of 'Lean in Circles' to provide a global framework for support while encouraging local activity. The acti...

GCCA launches 'Concrete Stories' campaign

21 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and its member companies have launched ‘Concrete Stories’ a major new global communications campaign that aims to increase awareness of the vital role concrete plays in everyday life. The initial campaign will run for six weeks and will be featured primarily on GCCA's social media channels. The campaign aims to engage members of the public by telling the 'Story of Concrete' through a number of different themes including how concrete contribu...

First Chair and Co-chair of GCCA India's CEO Committee announced

07 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Mahendra Singhi, managing director and CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, and Nilesh Narwekar, CEO of JSW Cement, have been elected as the chair and co-chair respectively of the Global Cement and Concrete Association India (GCCA - India). The chair and co-chair have been appointed for the first two years (2020-22).   Speaking at the GCCA India CEO meeting of the member companies in Mumbai, Benjamin Sporton, GCCA CEO, said: "I'm delighted to have overseen the first CEO meeting of the GCCA In...

COP25 talks target carbon neutrality

16 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Four leading experts explored the pathway to carbon neutrality in the cement and concrete industry at a side event to COP25 in Madrid, Spain. The panel discussion entitled 'Cement and concrete: the path to carbon neutrality by 2050' was moderated by Galo Gutierrez, general director of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, and featured: •    Koen Coppenholle, CEO of CEMBUREAU, the European cement association •    Claude Lorea, cement director of the Global Cement and Concrete ...

GCCA welcomes two new members and three affiliates

29 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has added two new member companies and three new affiliates. Membership now totals 38 member companies and 18 affiliates. The new member companies are Cementos Progreso SA of Guatemala and Vassiliko Cement Works Public Co Ltd of Cyprus. In addition, the association confirmed three new affiliates who will partner the GCCA to achieve shared goals and specific objectives. These companies comprise Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA )o...

FLSmidth urge greater efforts needed to create more sustainable cement

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Per Mejnert Kristensen, FLSmidth Region president for Asia, spoke about sustainability and the role of the cement industry at the second annual Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) Conference in Singapore. "Leaders in the cement industry are fully aware of the issues concerning sustainability, but we cannot solve these issues individually. We must form closer, new partnerships and leverage each other's diverse competencies, both within and beyond cement, to solve these issues," Mr ...

GCCA launches 'Innovandi - the GCC Research Network'

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has today announced the formation of Innovandi - the Global Cement and Concrete Research Network (GCCRN).   The network ties together the cement and concrete industry with scientific institutions to drive and support global innovation with actionable research, building on the industry's long-held commitment to ensuring a sustainable future. These comittments include, achieving an 18.3 per cnet reduction in CO 2 per tonne of cementitious prod...

GCCA launches Industry EPD Tool

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has launched its new Industry Environmental Products Tool (Version 2.0) to support the publication of environmental product declarations (EPDs) by cement and concrete producers. The new Industry Environmental Products DeclarationTool (EPDT) supports assessment of the environmental impact of cement and concrete products. Dr Andrew Minson, GCCA concrete and sustainable construction director, said: "We are committed to supporting the cemen...

GCCA to moderate session at 2019 Climate Action Summit

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) is taking part in the 2019 Climate Action Summit to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. GCCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton, has been invited to moderate a session that will consider the cement and concrete industry's role in combatting climate change. The session will be hosted at the UN Headquarters on Saturday, 21 September 2019. Benjamin Sporton said: "The GCCA and its members are committed to creating an industry that i...

GCCA announces annual conference

07 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has announced that ‘Innovation in Focus’ will be the theme of its annual conference, which takes place at the Sofitel Singapore City Centre on 10 October 2019. "This conference is an important opportunity for the global industry to come together and discuss some of the opportunities and challenges we face. With its key focus on innovation, the conference boasts an exciting programme and demonstrates the cement and concrete industry’s commit...