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Mannok Cement joins the WCA as a corporate member

19 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that Republic of Ireland’s Mannok Cement  ( Aventas group ) has joined the global network as a corporate member. Mannok has made a commitment to reducing its carbon emissions by 33 per cent by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050, with a focus on scope three emissions and responsible procurement, while ensuring full transparency on the carbon footprint of its products through voluntary disclosure. “We are especially pleased to ...

WCA welcomes Maweni Limestone

29 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced that Maweni Limestone Ltd , a subsidiary of Huaxin Cement Group , has joined the organisation as a corporate member. Located in Tanzania, Maweni Limestone is one of east Africa’s leading cement producers. Acquired and rebuilt by Huaxin Cement Group in 2020, the company has an output of 1.5Mta of cement. WCA CEO, Ian Riley, comments: “We look forward to the contribution they will make to our efforts to share and improve best practice among me...

Concrete-AI joins WCA

16 March 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association has welcomed Concrete-AI as associate corporate member. Concrete-AI is based in Los Angeles, USA, and provides an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) platform that can reduce material costs in concrete by 5-10 per cent, and embodied CO 2 by up to 50 per cent without compromising performance. The cloud-based platform applies pioneering data analytics from machine learning to optimise concrete formulations by accurately predicting concrete’s ...

WCA's Gender Focus Network video highlights inequality in the cement and concrete sector

09 March 2022, Published under Cement News

In honour of International Women’s Day 2022, the World Cement Association's Gender Focus Network (GFN) has made a short video to highlight the issue of inequality in the cement and concrete sector, as well as sharing what the network will do in 2022 to tackle this head on, helping to #BreakTheBias and change perceptions around the industry. The video can be viewed here . The GFN has four key aims: • to improve the representation of women within the cement industry •  encourage member c...

WCA welcomes enterprise Ireland as an Affiliate Member

28 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that it has further expanded its international network of members by welcoming Enterprise Ireland as an affiliate member.   Enterprise Ireland is the Irish government trade and innovation agency, responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. It represents a cluster of over 450 Irish companies that supply products and services in to the international and domestic construction industries.  Supporti...

Greyco joins WCA as an associate corporate member

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that Greyco, an international expert consultancy for the construction materials industry, has joined its global network as an associate corporate member. Greyco was launched more than 10 years ago by a group of business development and strategy professionals, and focusses in particular on developing markets, specifically Russia, CIS and central Asia. The company specialises in supporting local and international clients looking for a...

Shanghai Yicheng Juxin Construction Technology joins WCA

13 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced today that global innovative technology services corporation Shanghai Yicheng Juxin Construction Technology Co Ltd has joined as an associate corporate member. The Chinese organisation is a specialised construction technology firm providing advanced materials, green and low carbon technology, and professional design to construction companies.   “The journey towards decarbonisation is hard but not unachievable, so long as we work togeth...

WCA CEO will call for government action to cut CO2 emissions at COP26

09 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Urgent action in three key areas could save around 900Mta of CO 2 annually by 2030, says Ian Riley, World Cement Association CEO. Ian Riley will speak at the Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF), part of COP26, to outline three key actions governments around the world can take right now that will significantly accelerate the cement and concrete industry’s progress towards net zero and beyond.   Riley will tell delegates at COP26 that not only is a net-zero cement industry achievable, new t...

WCA's Annual Conference proclaims "No more words, actions are needed"

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association's (WCA) annual conference on 20-21 October 2021 called for 'a decade of action' from the cement industry starting now to keep to the targets set by the 2015 Paris Agreement of limiting global warming ideally to 1.5˚C and no more than 2˚C this century.     Keynote speaker, Lord Adair Turner, chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, explained that: "For the hard to abate sectors of steel, cement and chemicals we have visions of how to get to net zero by 2050...

Institute of Concrete Technology joins the WCA

28 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced today it has further expanded its international network of members by welcoming the Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) as an affiliate member. The ICT was established in 1972 and is the concrete sector’s professional development body, operating internationally to provide qualifications in concrete technology to people with a professional interest in the industry. "We look forward to collaborating with WCA and its members, to explore and ...