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WCA's Gender Focus Network promotes gender equality in the cement sector

08 March 2021, Published under Cement News

In late 2020 the World Cement Association launched the Gender Focus Network (GFN) with the aim of tackling gender inequality in the cement industry and making the sector more attractive to women, as the participation of women in this particular working environment is very low. According to data from the US and from the 'Big Four' cement companies, only about 13 per cent of the sector's workforce is made up of women, suggesting that there are issues in attracting and retaining female talen...

WCA launches Gender Focus Network

27 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has launched the Gender Focus Network (GFN), an initiative aiming to improve the representation of women within the global cement community.  WCA recognises that the cement industry around the world currently has a significant gender imbalance, and has founded the GFN to help increase awareness and to implement practical solutions to address this issue. The network’s mission is to encourage companies to implement gender diversity programmes, foster wo...

World Cement Association Committees set their 2021 agenda

19 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association’s Professional Committees (Safety & Health, Environment & Climate Change and Technology & Innovation) announced their goals for the global cement industry in the new year at the WCA’s 4th General Assembly Meeting in December, taking the opportunity to review progress made so far and set priorities for the year ahead.   Climate change, decarbonisation and sustainability challenges facing the cement industry led the agenda for the Environment & Climate Change C...

WCA holds its 4th General Assembly meeting

16 December 2020, Published under Cement News

On 10 December the World Cement Association (WCA) held its 4th General Assembly Meeting in which it assessed the industry's challenges due to COVID-19 as well as the WCA's current priorities and the new industry patterns emerging post-COVID-19. " Globally, the pandemic continues at large due to multiple factors such as the downplay of the pandemic, slow response, or lack of mature public health facilities in some countries. The challenge is going on with the uneven resumption of ...

Looking to the West

08 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr Weiping Ma, CEO of West China Cement, provides an update on the company’s operations and the virus’ impact on the Chinese cement industry. Ian Riley, CEO of the World Cement Association, of which the company is a member, also provides some essential context. Figure 1: the Chinese operations of West China Cement ICR: What is West China Cement’s corporate background and how had it been performing pre-coronavirus? Dr Weiping...

CarbonCure joins the WCA as Associate Corporate Members

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced today that Canadian company CarbonCure has joined its international community as an Associate Corporate Member. The company’s technology delivers improved production efficiencies and reduced-carbon concrete. Ian Riley, CEO at WCA, said, "CarbonCure’s technology helps ready-mix concrete producers become more efficient through innovative carbon usage technology. I believe WCA members around the world will find this interesting in their own sustaina...

WCA shares Sinoma Research Institute innovations in energy efficiency webinar

21 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) held its 'Energy efficiency and New Technologies' webinar yesterday with guest speakers from Sinoma Research Institute (SRI), CNBM group.

 Nie Wenhai, assistant general director of SRI, presented a paper on milling technology that evaluated the power efficiency of grinding for raw and finish milling, replacing ball mills with roller press systems or vertical roller mills (VRM). Sinoma has completed 350 roller press installations and 531 VRM projects in th...

The Cement Producers Association of Iraq joins the WCA as affiliate member

13 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association announced today that it is welcoming the Cement Producers Association of Iraq (CPAI) as an affiliate member of its international network. Affiliate membership is designed for regional or national cement associations and other partner groups, which are not-for-profit organisations working in areas related to the objectives of the WCA. "In these challenging and uncertain times, it's more important than ever that organisations and individuals from across the glob...

The Korean Cement Association joins the WCA

19 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that it is welcoming the Korea Cement Association (KCA) as an affiliate member of its international network. "KCA has a long history supporting the advancement of the cement and concrete industries locally, and we look forward to working with them in a global context,” explains Ian Riley, CEO at WCA. "It’s important for us to have a diverse membership that is not just made up of cement producers, and so we’re very keen to welcome other Associ...

Raysut Cement joins WCA

04 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association has further expanded its international network of members by welcoming Raysut Cement Co (RCC) as a new Corporate Member. Founded in 1981, Raysut Cement Company is headquartered in Salalah, Oman, and is the largest producer of cement in Oman with clinker and cement manufacturing assets in Oman, Yemen, UAE and recently acquired LafargeHolcim Maldives. With a total production capacity of 7.1Mta the company exports 1.5Mta of cement and clinker across markets in the ...