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Cement needs collaborative approach to environmental challenges

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

This week, HeidelbergCement reported that it was the first cement producer to have its CO 2 reduction targets validated to 2030 , while the Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement (LEILAC) pilot plant began test operations at the company's Lixhe cement works in Belgium. This landmark project, which aims to capture 95 per cent of CO 2 emissions from the kiln, is an example of the kind of collaborative industry partnerships that will be critical for the cement industry, if it is to successf...

Driving sustainable change

15 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Recent press reports have scrutinised the role of the cement industry in reducing global CO 2 emissions. ICR speaks with Claude Lorea, cement director, and Dr Andrew Minson, concrete and sustainable construction director, of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) about the organisation’s role in reducing CO 2 emissions and driving the sector’s participation in the circular economy. Claude Lorea, cement director, GCCA ICR: We know that cement is a CO 2 -intensive pr...

GCCA calls for modern construction industry at World Build Environment Forum Summit

14 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Dr Andrew Minson, Concrete and Sustainable Construction Director at the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), joined leaders in the built environment at a key global summit in New York to give a rallying call on the importance of concrete and modernising the construction sector for the future needs of the world. Dr Minson set out the sector's role in responding to the global mega trends of accelerating population growth, rapid urbanisation and climate change. "Whilst we recognise t...

GCCA teams up with Concrete Sustainability Council

12 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has announced that it is formally joining the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) – adding its support to the certification system for the sustainability performance of concrete plants and their supply chain across the globe. The CSC is the industry-recognised authentication system, with more than 160 plants certified to its standards across eight different countries. Commenting on GCCA's new membership, CSC Chairman, Dr Christian Artelt...

GCCA welcomes new member companies

09 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has added cement companies from India, China, Peru and Mexico to its growing global membership base which now totals 36 member companies and 15 affiliates. The new members are Corporacion Moctezuma (Mexico), Unión Andina de Cementos SAA (Peru), JSW Cement (India) and West China Cement (China). Benjamin Sporton, chief executive officer of GCCA said: "The continuing and rapid growth of the Association’s membership is very encouraging. With a ...

GCCA launch Global Cement and Concrete Industry Women's Network

11 March 2019, Published under Cement News

On International Women's Day, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) announces the launch of a 'Global Cement and Concrete Industry Women's Network'.   The sector initiative, launched by GCCA Cement Director, Claude Lorea, aims to establish a network of women leaders and experts in the cement and concrete industry and its suppliers, to promote gender diversity.   The network, which started informally at the beginning of the week, has already attracted more than 140 women to regis...

GCCA replies to Guardians' 'Concrete Week' launch article

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) set out a formal reply to the Guardian newspaper's article which was posted on Monday 26 February 2019, stating that cement and concrete are part of the sustainable future. The GCCA commented, "The Guardian’s 'Concrete Week' is a great opportunity to look at a range of important issues associated with concrete, and it is right to examine some of the important challenges the world faces. However, inadequately covering the significant work a...

Stepping up to climate change

09 January 2019, Published under Cement News

International Cement Review caught up with Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), at the organisation’s first AGM and Symposium in London, UK, to find out how the job has been going in his first few weeks since joining from the World Coal Association. ICR catches up with Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association ICR: Moving to cement from the coal industry, are there many similarities between the challenges facing t...

GCCA publishes its first six sustainability guidelines

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published its first six sustainability guidelines . The guidelines include a number of KPIs against which member companies must monitor and report on their sustainability performance across a number of key activities, this includes monitoring and reporting CO 2 emissions and other emissions from cement manufacturing, co-processing of fuels and materials, safety and water usage. "The Sustainability Guidelines are important as they pro...

GCCA heads to COP24 for recarbonation talks

05 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) joined governments, climate groups and campaigners from around the world in Poland for the United Nations' international climate change conference – COP24. A key discussion point for the GCCA at COP24 includes recarbonation – where concrete can play a role in taking CO 2 out of the atmosphere – as well as potential important related measures for IPCC implementation. The meeting represents the first GCCA attendance at international climate...