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Harvested rainwater accounts for 80% of Udaipur Cement's water requirements

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Being an almost two times water-positive company, Udaipur Cement Works Ltd sources about 80 per cent of freshwater requirement from harvested rainwater stored in the mines pit located at a distance of 6km from the cement plant.   The unit pumps water from mine pit through an overhead pipeline along with its overland limestone belt conveyor. The company is a zero-wastewater discharging company and treats its domestic wastewater through existing sewage treatment plant. It uses the treate...

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, ...

Holcim announces biodiversity and water strategy

06 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced its strategy to become nature-positive by restoring and preserving biodiversity and water while bringing more nature into cities. The positive impact on biodiversity will be based on transformative rehabilitation plans and measured by a science-based methodology developed in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), according to a statement. Preserving water across its business, the group aims to replenish freshwater in water-risk areas...

LafargeHolcim reaches settlement with NY state

04 May 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has reached a settlement after resolving alleged environmental violations at its Ravena cement plant in New York, USA. The company will therefore pay an US$850,000 civic penalty, half of which will go to the New York state, and includes US$212,000 for a local project that would reduce pollution in the Hudson River. The company will also be required to comply with its water pollution control permit, implement updated water pollution best practices, submit a revised solid wast...

Nuvoco Vistas Corp sets water and energy consumption goals

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Jayakumar Krishnaswamy, managing director of Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd, announces new sustainability goals for the company on World Environment Day On the occasion of 'World Environment Day', Friday 5 June 2020, and considering Nuvoco's long term commitment to sustainability and environment care, Nuvoco Vistas Corporation Ltd reports that it has set a new goal in reducing its environmental footprint. Mr Jayakumar Krishnaswamy, managing director of Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd,...

Ban on new cement plants lifted for Punjab

13 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Provincial Minister for Industries & Trade, Mian Aslam Iqbal, has announced that the government for Punjab, India, has lifted a ban on the cement industry after 12 years. The minister revealed this while presiding over a meeting that was held to review investment in the cement industry and installation of new plants in the province, according to the Business Recorder. Mr Iqbal noted that months were spent in getting a no objection certificate (NoC) for setting up new industries. A ...

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 ...