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Hope plant's economic contribution to local economy assessed

24 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group has had an assessment of the Hope Cement plant's economic contribution to the local economy. An independent report by global management, engineering and development consultancy Mott Macdonald says Breedon Group shows a 51 per cent increase in its contribution to GBP61m from GBP53m in 2017. The report aimed to show how much the Hope Cement works contributes both financially and in terms of employment to the Peak District National Park's economy. The figures say that the cement ...

Cemex confirms decision to close Ferriby plant

15 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Following consultations with employee representatives and Unite the Union, Cemex has confirmed that it will be mothballing its South Ferriby plant in north Lincolnshire, UK. Approximately 110 employees who are currently based at the plant will be affected, with the majority of redundancies said to be taking place in July, according to a statement. However, customers will continue to be supplied from the company’s existing cement network. "Cemex remains committed to the UK and its Europe...

MPA UK Concrete releases framework for net negative emissions roadmap

16 June 2020, Published under Cement News

MPA UK Concrete, the group representing the UK concrete industry, has developed a framework to help inform the delivery of an ambitious roadmap for the UK concrete and cement sector to achieve net negative emissions by 2050. The roadmap will also be used to inform net zero strategies for other mineral products, including aggregates, asphalt, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand, says the Mineral Products Association (MPA). UK Concrete is exploring the use of existing and emerging t...

MPA calls for reform of mineral planning system

15 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published a policy paper calling for reform of the mineral planning system to ensure future supply to support housing and infrastructure construction, manufacturing and other key strategic sectors of the UK economy. Coming ahead of the UK Government's anticipated Planning White Paper, the MPA paper highlights the essential role of mineral products and the fundamental importance of the planning system for ensuring supply as the economy recovers. Sur...

New Group Head of Sustainability appointed at Breedon

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group has appointed Donna Hunt as its first Group Head of Sustainability. In the newly-created role, Donna will be responsible for developing and implementing an effective sustainability strategy to shape the group's practices and performance, ultimately improving the sustainability of Breedon’s operations, products and services. Donna brings over 20 years' knowledge and experience to Breedon, having held several senior sustainability, environmental and stakeholder engagement p...

MPA releases COVID-19 pocket safety guides

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The  Mineral Products Association (MPA) has launched two new sector specific pocket guides, for managers and employees, which are designed to support members in keeping employees, contractors, suppliers and customers safe as site operations adapt to the restrictions of COVID-19 and become COVID secure. Drawing on expert industry advice and techniques, they have been prepared by the MPA's Health and Safety Committee. The A5-sized guides are based around '10 Rules of Engagement' designed to d...

Cemex UK to mothball South Ferriby plant in 3Q20

13 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK has announced a proposed mothballing of the South Ferriby plant during the 3Q20. It is anticipated that the proposal may result in redundancies of all the employees currently based at the South Ferriby Cement plant. The current cement drivers based at South Ferriby are not immediately impacted, but the intention is to review the optimal haulage provision. Cemex will shortly commence a process of collective consultation with affected employees. A final decision will be announced whe...

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 ...

Breedon Group prepares to progressively reopen facilities

01 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc plans to progressively reopen some operations in a number of regions in Great Britain and in the Republic of Ireland, where customer demand supports it and where the company can open safely. Breedon Group Plc closed the majority of its sites on 26 March 2020 with more than 80 per cent of its staff furloughed in the UK or on temporary lay-off in the Republic of Ireland on full-pay. The reopening includes an anticipated return to clinker production at the company’s two cem...

Breedon announces COVID-19 mitigation measures

27 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group, based in Great Britain and Ireland, has announced a series of measures that it will undertake to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. "In light of recent government measures, and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, subcontractors, customers and communities, we have decided temporarily to suspend production at our UK sites, with the exception of our Hope cement plant and those of our operations which serve critical supply needs. During the course of this week we ...