Cement News tagged under: Water Management

RSS feed

Ambuja Cement calls on collaboration for sustainable water management

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF), the CSR arm of Ambuja Cements Ltd, has called for a greater emphasis on cohesive and collaborative efforts to inspire sustainable water management and build water sufficient, progressive and prosperous communities across India. In association with Samhita – a social enterprise specialising in developing CSR initiatives – ACF hosted a participatory dialogue on 'Investing in Water for Today and the Future' to address and mitigate the growing water scarcity issu...

Mixed court orders for Pakistan's cement industry

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The cement industry has received mixed court orders from Supreme Court of Pakistan and Peshawar High Court on environmental/water scarcity and the gas tariff issue, respectively last week. Lucky Cement Ltd has received a stay order from the Peshawar High Court bench, which has temporarily directed the gas utility company Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) not to collect a higher tariff from the cement company. The court also sought written response from the petroleum secretary, Oil an...

Brazil: Votorantim Cimentos de Corumbá cuts water consumption by 60%

22 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The development of a sound environmental management system and employee engagement at work have provided significant changes to Votorantim Cimentos de Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul. In the last three years, the company has reduced by almost 60 per cent water consumption through reusing much of the spending volume in the production process. For 2016 the company plans to end the year with a reduction of 25 per cent compared to 2015. According to Jefferson Marques Correa, Votorantim Cimentos de ...

Ohorongo wins Environmental Excellence award

19 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement has received the first Environmental Excellence Among Industries Award hosted by the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) of Namibia, which works in close liaison with the Ministry of Environment & Tourism and the Sustainable Development Advisory Council. Pohamba Shifeta (left), Minister of Environment & Tourism, hands over the first Environmental Excellence Among Industries award to Ohorongo Cement's managing director, Hans-Wilhelm Schütte The awards ceremony ...

Holcim launches its 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report

23 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim today released its 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report detailing the Group’s ongoing activities in sustainable development and disclosing data on a number of key sustainability performance indicators. A panel of independent external experts has contributed to the report by reviewing and confirming the sustainability topics covered. These experts have furthermore made recommendations to Holcim which are included in the report. Bernard Fontana, Holcim ??CEO, comments: “Reflecting our...

Cemex launches water management policy

10 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced today that it is implementing a Corporate Water Policy that defines its global strategy for responsible water management and acts as a framework for the development of local water conservation and efficiency strategies across its operations worldwide. The policy recognises the important role that the building materials industry plays in the sustainable management of this finite resource. “Cemex is fully committed to carrying out our business activities in a sustainable ma...

Siam City Cement adds water management to Sustainability Roadmap, Thailand

02 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Thailand's second-largest producer Siam City Cement (SCCC) is to add water management and conservation to its Sustainable Development Roadmap and plans to spend THB58.7m (US$2m) on water conservation and related activities from 2012-18. The company's cement operations in Saraburi have been self-dependent in water supplies without drawing water from public sources. Managing director, Philippe Arto, told the Bangkok Post: “In Saraburi province, we pumped water from underground, but now w...

Cemex develops standardised water management project

11 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex has developed a methodology to standardise water management across all of the company’s operations. Starting this year, this methodology will be rolled out to all of the businesses in the countries in which Cemex operates in order to minimise the company’s water footprint and increase its water efficiency. This “Water Project” is the result of a three-year partnership between Cemex and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on the improvement and efficiency of wat...

Ambuja Cements wins water management awards, India

12 December 2012, Published under Cement News

India-based cement producer Ambuja Cements has scooped three awards at the 9th National Award for Excellence for its work in the drought-prone state of Rajasthan. Ambuja’s two plants in Rajasthan – Rabriyawas and Marwar Mundwa – both won awards for their respective water management efforts. Commenting on the company’s achievements, Ambuja’s CEO, Ajay Kapur, said: “This is a matter or immense pride for Ambuja to bag these awards, and thus setting fresh benchmarks in water management not ju...

Lafarge UK wins award for water management solution

11 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement UK has scooped the annual Large Business European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme Award (EMAS) for its innovative water management solution, developed at its Cauldon Works in Staffordshire and rolled out across its network of sites.  Lafarge was praised at the Brussels event for showing excellence in respecting and safeguarding the environment by applying a pioneering water management system – Water Footprinting  and water efficiency improvements –  across six of its UK sit...