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GCCA to expand Innovandi initiative with Open Challenge

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

To mark World Creativity and Innovation Day, the Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA) is announcing the expansion of its innovation programme, Innovandi, to encompass a new Open Challenge innovation accelerator programme. The Open Challenge programme will launch in the coming weeks and will bring together start-ups and leading cement and concrete producers to create new innovations needed for the sector to reduce its carbon emissions and solve the climate emergency.   Dinah McLeod...

TürkCimento’s DigitalCem discusses the way to a net zero emission future

21 April 2021, Published under Cement News

TürkCimento, the Turkish cement association, hosted Digitalcem from 20-21 April 2021 and covered discussions in decarbonisation in its opening session and the current state of the cement sector’s path towards net zero emissions by 2050. Koen Coppenholle, C EMBUREAU CEO, outlined the EU cement sector carbon neutrality roadmap. He advocated that the cement sector should be proud that cement is an enabler of the Green Deal. Cement will allow the construction of green wind energy and transport...

GCCA announces new biodiversity policy

26 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The global cement and concrete industry (GCCA) has launched a new biodiversity policy document which outlines steps that GCCA members will commit towards the achievement of Net Positive Impact in cement, concrete and aggregates operations. The biodiversity policy outlines four specific actions fore ecosystems to flourish: • Formulating and executing effective and progressive quarry rehabilitation and biodiversity management plans • Tracking, monitoring, reporting, and establishing a...

Concrete and the UN's Sustainability Development Goals

11 December 2020, Published under Cement News

This week, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and the United Nations held a webinar to discuss the ways in which infrastructure and concrete can contribute to the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs provide a blueprint for addressing challenges across a range of areas including clean water and sanitation, plastic waste reduction, sustainable cities, global warming and biodiversity. The global organisation sees the part played by businesses as an essential one,...

Votorantim Cimentos sets CO2 emissions goal at 520kg/t cement by 2030

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos has announced its 2030 sustainability commitments. The objective is to align the company’s worldwide operations to current and future needs of society, thereby creating a positive impact on the entire value chain and in the communities where the company operates. The commitments are divided into seven pillars: ethics and integrity; health, safety and well-being; diversity and inclusion; innovation; environmental footprint; circular economy; and shared value. Votoran...

Two cement CEOs discuss CO2 reduction

09 October 2020, Published under Cement News

This week the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) held a plenary session with invited guests Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO, Mahendra Singhi, CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, and Daniel Balthasar, Norges Bank’s senior portfolio manager and head of Basic Industries & Utilities. Moderated by journalist and broadcaster Gavin Esler, their discussion centred on how cement companies were responding to climate change and how they had managed to engage their staff, stakeholders and custo...

GCCA highlights clean energy transition and biodiversity

08 October 2020, Published under Cement News

At the second day of the Global Cement and Concrete Association's (GCCA) annual conference, cement producers were advised to be optimistic about the challenge of creating clean energy transitions, while also being asked to be more active in supporting biodiversity and pursue a more proactive decarbonisation drive. Keynote speaker, Dr Timur Gül, head of the Energy Technology Policy Division at the IEA, said the cement industry be optimistic in implementing the clean energy transition...

Cement sector urged to act now on climate change at GCCA Conference

07 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Speaking at The Global Cement and Concrete Association’s (GCCA) third annual conference - Towards Building the Sustainable World of Tomorrow, Dr Pratima Rangarajan, CEO of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) Climate Investments, urged the cement sector to act now on climate change and to work together to turn risks into opportunities.  As the keynote speaker, Dr Rangarajan gave her views on how the cement industry could learn from the oil and gas sector on tackling climate change an...

The GCCA participates in UN Secretary-General's Climate Action roundtable

25 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)  participated in the UN Secretary-General’s high-level roundtable on climate action, joining world leaders as a part of the 75 th session of the UN General Assembly. As the climate crisis continues to impact on the world, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has convened a roundtable of around 20 global leaders from government, business and finance and civil society, to discuss the bold climate actions they are taking and their ambit...

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...