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Cementos Argos launch Soluble Smart Pack Cement

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos SA along with its local partners and distributor National Hardware (Guyana) Ltd launched its latest innovation, Soluble Smart Pack Cement, on Friday. A demonstration of the product was carried out at National Hardware, showing how the cement bag becomes mortar. The aim is to provide more environmentally-friendly ways of disposing of the cement bags. Argos said that: "innovation is the only way to remain competitive in order to offer the best and more efficient solutions t...

New cement type from olive stone ash and blastfurnace slag

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Researchers in Spain and Brazil have developed a new type of cement manufactured from olive stone ash and blastfurnace slag as a more sustainable alternative to currently-produced cements. The new cement has been created by researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) of Brazil, according to UPV sources. Dr Jordi Payá, researcher at the Institute of Science and Technology of Concrete (ICITECH) of the UPV, says that this n...

FICEM’s road to sustainability

08 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Guatemala, Central America, was the host city for FICEM’s 34th Technical Congress which saw 316 participants gather from across Latin America and the Caribbean for this informative three-day conference and exhibition. At the top of the agenda was the new FICEM technology roadmap for a low carbon industry, while 32 presentations covered a variety of topics from new plant construction to optimisation and alternative fuels. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Luis Alvarez, director...

Taiheiyo selected to Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index

26 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement was selected for the fourth consecutive year as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) in 2017. The index is the Asia Pacific version of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and serves as one of the key benchmarks for socially-responsible investment. The DJSI are the investment indices developed and provided cooperatively by the US-based S&P Dow Jones Indices and Switzerland-based RobecoSAM, which evaluate the sustaina...

Cementos Argos

25 September 2017, Published under Cement News

For the fifth consecutive year, Grupo Argos and its subsidiary Argos have been chosen as members of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, which recognises best practices in economic, environmental and social sustainability. 2017 has seen Grupo Argos selected as a world leader and Argos as second in its industry, having achieved excellence in codes of conduct and compliance, tax strategy, risk management, measurement and impact assessment, climate change strategy, biodiversity, water-rela...

Fortune recognises Cemex as a World Changing Company

12 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that it has been included in the Fortune 2017 Change the World List, a ranking that highlights 50 companies worldwide that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. With its inclusion in Fortune’s 2015 list, this marks the second time that Cemex was recognised among the world’s top 20 companies in this ranking. Fortune recognised Cemex's efforts to foster sustainable building practices by highlighting the company’s “...

Cementos Progreso joins the CSI

05 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Progreso of Guatemala has joined the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) as its first affiliate member, a new level created this year by CSI to expand its membership base and facilitate the initial steps for new joiners of the initiative. Cementos Progreso was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Guatemala City, Guatemala. As a key player in construction industry in Latin America, the Company operates through three segments: cement, ready-mix concrete, and lime. The com...

Lucky recognised for commitment to sustainable development

10 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan producer Lucky Cement has been awarded Environment Excellence Award at the 14th Annual Environment Excellence Awards 2017, organised by the National Forum of Environment and Health (NFEH). Lucky Cement received the award in recognition of its commitment towards sustainable development and contribution towards protecting the overall environment for a greener Pakistan, it added. Commenting on the award, Amin Ganny, chief operating officer of Lucky Cement, said: “At Lucky Cement, ...

Hanson updates on 2016 sustainability highlights

17 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK’s 2017 sustainability report shows capital investment by the company is up 40 per cent with a significant amount spent on projects to save energy, reduce emissions and improve its sites.   The annual report, which covers the 2016 calendar year, details progress against the company’s 2020 sustainability targets including people, communities, carbon, waste and water. Highlights include: • reaching 2020 target for use of recycled planings in new asphalt ahead of schedule. • wa...

LafargeHolcim accelerates biodiversity efforts in southeast Asia

12 July 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is accelerating its efforts on biodiversity conservation and has signed an agreement with Fauna & Flora International (FFI), a leading NGO focussed on biodiversity. Under the agreement, FFI will perform an independent external review of the group’s existing biodiversity management plans (BMPs) at sites in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. The NGO will also contribute to the development of a group-wide strategy on karst management since karst areas are an important hab...