Cement News tagged under: WBCSD

RSS feed

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...

Orient Cement becomes CSI member

26 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Orient Cement Ltd, part of the CK Birla Group, announced that it has joined the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI). The Indian cement producer expects membership of this initiative to give further impetus to its efforts to create a safe and ecologically favourable environment and is in line with its vision to be the “employer of choice” and the “neighbour of choice” in the geographies where it operates, the CSI said in a statement on Tuesday. "We are delighted to be a part of the g...

7th Brazilian Conference on Portland Cement

04 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Over 250 delegates gathered in the Maksoud Plaza Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil, for the 7th Brazilian Conference on Portland Cement (CBCi) between 20-22 June 2016. The conference highlighted Brazil’s commitment to COP21 and the progress the cement industry has made in helping the country work towards achieving its climate goals. Over 250 delegates visited the 7th Brazilian Conference on Portland Cement in São Paulo, Brazil Brazil’s cement industry is the largest in Latin America with...

WBCSD: Cement industry leaders announce plans to reduce their emissions by 20-25% by 2030

08 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Today, at COP21 in Paris, the cement industry will reaffirm its commitment to help tackle climate change, releasing a set of action plans aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 1Gt by 2030 compared to business as usual, the WBSCD announced. The report identifies the barriers the industry faces, what needs to be done, by whom and when. Peter Bakker, President & CEO of WBCSD, said: “Cement production accounts for approximately five per cent of worldwide man-made CO2 emissions. This collective...

Behind the numbers

30 July 2012, Published under Cement News

The Cement Sustainability Initiative’s “Getting the numbers right” project has seen the creation of a sizeable and influential database on cement plant emissions and energy consumption, which has just been updated with 2010 data. Phil Kerton of CPK Consultancy, UK, takes a first look at some of the interesting values and trends that can be extracted from this important resource. It is the sixth year that the Cement Sustainability Initiative publishes data on cement industry CO2 emissi...