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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...

GCCA launches Indian segment

03 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) launched its Indian segment on Tuesday. As part of GCCA’s strategic partnership with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, GCCA India will assume the responsibilities of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) India which formerly served as the sector’s sustainability alliance. "India is clearly a critical market in terms of cement producing capacity and with population growth, and the growing demand and need for safe h...

GCCA and ECRA make strategic partnership

02 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and the European Research Academy (ECRA) announced a formal partnership agreement to foster innovation in the cement and concrete sectors across their value chain partners. The GCCA and ECRA have granted each other mutual membership for effective collaboration and ECRA's managing director will join the GCCA's Partnership Council while GCCA's cement director will join ECRA's Technical Advisory Council. "ECRA’s mission to advance innovation...

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...