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Argos recycles 10.9Mm3 of water in 2021

09 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Argos ( Grupo Argos ) recycled 10.9Mm 3 of water during 2021, which represents 91 per cent of recirculation and is equivalent to the average consumption of 60,000 families per year.   The reuse of water resources reduces the volume of water withdrawal to contribute to the availability of this resource both for the company and for society, ecosystems and future generations.  Argos' sustainability and environmental strategy, specifically in its water and biodiversity pillar, is the roa...

Holcim commits to 40 per cent sustainable financing by 2024

10 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim announces its commitment to reach at le ast 40 per cent of sustainable financing by 2024, putting climate action, water preservation and safety at the heart of its strategy. The company has accelerated this commitment with two new sustainability-linked financing transactions worth above CHF3bn (US$3.28bn).   Holcim has joined the UNGC CFO Taskforce, alongside 60 companies representing a combined US$1.7trn in market capitalisation. The taskforce aligns members’ finance strategi...

Rainwater meets UCWL needs

09 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The awareness of water as an finite resource to be conserved and recycled as much as possible has also been taken into account by the global cement industry for a long time. In India, JK Lakshmi Cement’s subsidiary Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (UCWL) has carried out significant work to make sustainable use of harvested rainwater at its limestone mines in Rajasthan. By Naveen Kumar Sharma and Jitesh Singh Darmwal, Udaipur Cement Works Ltd, India. UCWL Daroli limestone mine pit with harvest...

Punjab government to charge cement companies for groundwater

02 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The government of the Punjab will charge cement producers in the state up to US$0.93/m 3 for ground water used in their cement production.   The Dawn newspaper has reported that the charge will depend on water availability, and be US$0.6/m 3 in water secure areas, US$0.85/m 3 in semi-critical areas and US$0.93/m 3 in critical areas most affected by drought.   The measure aims to encourage rainwater harvesting to preserve water tables. The charges will impact Maple Leaf Cemen...

The cement industry must tackle water management head on

10 September 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, Sephaku Cement (Dangote group) and Holcim addressed the increasing challenge of water management and water scarcity. The issue is not just a regional one, there are mounting global pressures on water resources. Environmentalists and stakeholders are expected to increase the debate on the matter as water shortages become more acute. The building materials sector requires water for the production of cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete, washing gravel and sand, slurry making, ...

Tokyo Cement Group supplies purified water system

19 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Tokyo Cement Group has gifted purified drinking water facilities to the people of Siyambalagaswewa in Mihintale, Sri Lanka as part of its Fountain of Life project. The company installed a customised water purification system with reverse osmosis technology, with an output capacity of 5000lpd to nearly 650 Siyambalagaswewa villagers. Managing Director of Tokyo Cement Co (Lanka) PLC, SR Gnanam, in a statement noted, "The project is implemented in selected rural parts of our country, wher...

Henan to hike water and electricity fees

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The Chinese province of Henan will increase water and electricity tariffs for cement and steel producers that have failed to meet ultra-low emissions standards, said the provincial environmental regulator. Henan is home to six of the country’s 20 most-polluted cities, reports Reuters. To address the emissions, companies that do not meet emissions treatment or clean transportation requirements will have to pay an additional CNY0.05-0.1/m 3 (US¢0.7-1.4/m 3 ) for water and an extra CNY0.01-0...

Loma Negra and Bridgestone enter water partnership

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s Loma Negra and Bridgestone have entered a partnership to re-use in Llavallol, Buenos Aires province. Bridgestone will supply 200,000lpd of filtered water. The step will enable the cement producer to reduce pressure on the aquifer it uses to feed its plant.

MPA publishes new water strategy

29 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published its new Water Strategy, outlining the industry's three key aims of minimising water consumption, prioritising the use of the most sustainable water sources and protecting the water environment by sustainably managing water being used and passing through its members' sites. Achieving these aims will enable the mineral products industry to improve its understanding of the amount of water consumed and demonstrate where measures have been im...

Pakistan: Lucky Cement highlights its social impact

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The largest Pakistani cement manufacturer, Lucky Cement, has highlighted the contribution its operations have made to their locality and the country’s economy reports the Daily Times. Lucky Cement has pointed out that in 2014-15 it paid the government more than PKR7bn (US$67m) in sales and income taxes and generated PKR14bn (US$134m) in foreign exchange. In addition, the company has undertaken a programme to provide clean water supplies to residents of Pezu, its base of operations, whi...