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Caribbean Cement Co 2 years accident free

27 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex-owned Caribbean Cement Co Ltd is marking two years free from accidents at its Rockfort plant in Kingston, Jamaica. The milestone was officially reached on 15 July and fell within the company's observation of Health and Safety Week between 12-16 July. "It's a good feeling to know that we can break production records but at the same time keep our people safe, so this is definitely a big achievement. In the last 10 years, we have not been able to accomplish such a feat but now that we...

GCCA hosts webinar forum on Global Health & Safety

29 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) held its first Global Health & Safety Forum (webinar) on World Day for Safety at Work. The forum consisted of five presentations with coverage of GCCA's guidelines and sustainability toolbox, road and driving safety, contractor management, occupational health, and hotspot activities and countries.  The forum, which attracted more than 300 participants for the two sessions, included an update on how the GCCA's members were responding to the...

Cemex adds hygiene and safety protocols to minimise COVID-19 risk

27 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has implemented more than 50 new hygiene and safety protocols to minimise the risk of COVID-19 contagion in its cement, ready-mix and aggregates operations. "Due to this pandemic, we have complemented our existing protocols by developing and implementing special protocols and guidelines to protect our employees, communities and customers from COVID-19 risk," said Fernando A González, CEO of Cemex. Cemex is also leveraging its existing digital technologies to limit physical contact an...

Turkish cement sector prepares for COVID-19 impact after strong start to 2020

20 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Turkish cement sector made a hopeful start in 2020 following a challenging 2019 when it contracted by around 30 per cent. The domestic market showed signs of recovery in January and in March a significant increase in exports was noted. “The production of the Turkish cement industry increased by 31 per cent to 3.6Mt in January 2020 when compared with the same period of the previous year. In the first month of the year, domestic sales increased by 16.8 per cent compared to the same perio...

Cemex invests in health & safety app

17 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures announced it invested in Prysmex, a Mexico-based start-up that offers an app to detect and helping to prevent workplace accidents through the Internet of Things and real-time data collection. Prysmex’s innovative solution features a web-based platform with a collaborative management app that monitors the environmental and geolocation variables of unsafe acts and conditions on customised 3D maps, enabling real-time decision-making and increased industry safety and productivit...

LafargeHolcim increased investment in Jerez de la Frontera

24 January 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain, invested EUR2m in improving its facilities in 2017, according to a company statement. The sum represents a 20 per cent rise when compared with investment in 2016. The investment focussed on environmental improvements, including the replacement of continuous measuring equipment in the stack and the installation of fire detection systems in the fuel unloading and storage areas. In addition, it worked on the rehabilitatio...

Five killed in accidental explosion at Rohri Cement plant

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Initial report suggests that five people, including security personnel, were killed and eight others were injured in a blast while defusing explosives at a cement factory in Sukkur in Sindh province of Pakistan on Tuesday. The management of Rohri Cement (Pvt) Ltd in a public announcement, on 21 September, expressed profound sorrow about the deaths of "martyred, valiant Rangers – as well as the officers and the workers of Rohri Cement plant, due to accidental explosion occurred on 19 S...

Cemex USA recognised for safety, energy efficiency & environmental stewardship

10 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Three Cemex USA cement plants have been recognised with five awards from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) for outstanding achievements in safety performance, safety innovation, and energy and environmental stewardship. Cemex's Victorville, Brooksville South and Balcones cement plants were each presented with awards from the PCA on 9 May 2017, at the organisation's spring meeting in Washington DC. "Cemex is committed to safe and sustainable business practices throughout our operat...

Cemex publishes report on environmental and social achievements in 2016

31 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has published its first integrated report , covering 2016. The report brings together the information that the company had in published in separate annual and sustainability reports in previous years. The integrated report thus covers both Cemex’s financial performance for 2016, which the firm had already released in February , and its work in other areas, including its efforts to improve environmental performance and to promote corporate social responsibility. “As a unified gl...

China: Fujian Province cement plant collapse kills four

23 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Four people have died following the collapse of a structure at a cement plant in Zhangzhou City, eastern Fujian Province. The incident occurred on 20 March when a building in Zhongda cement plant in Kuiyang township, Nanjing County, collapsed. Four workers were trapped, with three dying at the scene and the other passing away at hospital.