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UltraTech Cement Ltd commits to GCCA's 2050 Climate Ambition

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd, as a founding member of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), has committed to the ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ announced by GCCA on behalf of all its member companies. The GCCA’s ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ is the member companies’ commitment to drive down the CO 2 footprint of their operations and products, and their collective aspiration to deliver society with carbon-neutral concrete by 2050. The industry is coming together to outline this important am...

Taiwan Cement to provide carbon footprint labels on cement in 4Q20

07 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) has taken a leap forward in its efforts to reduce its carbon emissions by providing the first carbon footprint label for cement in Taiwan. TCC's products will be marked with carbon footprint labels as soon as the 4Q20. At the same time, TCC announced support for Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) "2050 Climate Ambition" statement to continue lowering the carbon footprint of cement and ready-mix concrete products, and aims to deliver carbon-neutral concrete...

GCCA launches 2050 Climate Ambition programme

01 September 2020, Published under Cement News

In the joint industry initiative “2050 Climate Ambition” 40 of the world’s leading cement and concrete companies have announced their commitment to reduce the sector’s CO2 footprint, aspiring to deliver carbon-neutral concrete by 2050, according to the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA). Launched by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) on behalf of its member companies, the ambition statement represents a critical milestone for the industry. It is the first time it ...

Innovandi launches online workshops

30 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association’s research network, Innovandi has launched a week of online workshops to take place from 29 June to 03 July.   The event is expected to see 40 international scientific institutions and 30 leading industry players from across the cement and concrete sector come together to set the key themes for future research projects to improve sustainability and decrease CO 2  emissions.   "Concrete is fundamentally important to our world today and will play a ...

GCCA names Dinah McLeod as new CEO

24 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has appointed Dinah McLeod as CEO, effective from early July. Ms McLeod succeeds Benjamin Sporton. Dinah most recently served as a Director of ‘The B Team’, an innovative and standard-setting non-profit initiative which was established to improve business practices to enhance the well-being of people and the planet. She has previously held senior sustainability roles with the Overseas Development Institute, the UK’s largest development rese...

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 ...

Business as unusual

06 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The global coronavirus pandemic has presented the cement and other economic sectors with considerable challenges. Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), shares his thoughts. By Benjamin Sporton, Global Cement and Concrete Association, UK. The global COVID-19 pandemic is leading to an unprecedented shift in how we exist The global COVID-19 pandemic, in different stages of intensity and development around the world, has presented us with challe...

GCCA hosts webinar forum on Global Health & Safety

29 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) held its first Global Health & Safety Forum (webinar) on World Day for Safety at Work. The forum consisted of five presentations with coverage of GCCA's guidelines and sustainability toolbox, road and driving safety, contractor management, occupational health, and hotspot activities and countries.  The forum, which attracted more than 300 participants for the two sessions, included an update on how the GCCA's members were responding to the...

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...