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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...

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...