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Across the border

10 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Since its commissioning in 2017, the McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Québec, Canada, has continued to expand its reach both within Canada and across the border to the USA. ICR spoke with the company’s management team about the road travelled and its hopes for the future. McInnis Cement has undertaken significant work to increase storage capacity at its terminals McInnes Cement is a 2.2Mta, state-of-the-art integrated plant, commissioned in 2017, and owned by the Que...

Shree’s sustainable path

04 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s cement industry has introduced several initiatives to place it on a path towards more sustainable cement production. Shree Cement highlights the actions it has taken to integrate sustainability into its cement production process. By Dr Anil Kumar Trivedi, Shree Cement Ltd, India. As a signatory to the Cement Sustainability Initiative, Shree Cement has delivered on its promise to reduce its energy footprint by implementing leading industry practices and transferring kn...

Cembureau members look to pilot test new EC building assessment framework

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Three member-companies of Cembureau, the European Cement Association, have successfully completed a pilot test of the European Commission's new building assessment framework, Level(s). Level(s) is a voluntary building assessment framework covering six broad areas: greenhouse-gas emissions, resource use, water use, healthy and comfortable spaces, resilience to climate change, and life-cycle cost. The buildings tested by Cembureau's members were a sustainable single-family housing developme...

Cemex included in Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index

30 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has been included for the third-consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index thanks to its leadership in sustainability.  Cemex  was chosen after an assessment of the company’s business practices, recognising its performance on environmental, social, and governance criteria. “We are honoured to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, underscoring the key role that sustainability plays in our strategy,” said Vi...

LafargeHolcim creates Chief Sustainability Officer position

25 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has created its first Chief Sustainability Officer position as part of its executive committee, with Magali Anderson appointed to the role effective from 1 October 2019. "I am very pleased with the appointment of Magali as our first Chief Sustainability Officer. This will accelerate our vision of running our operations with zero harm to people and contributing to a built environment that will be carbon neutral, fully recyclable and with a positive environmental impact," said...

Creating a new vision

24 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Raoul de Parisot, president of CEMBUREAU, talks to ICR about his expectations for the future of the European cement industry, including risks posed by the EU Emissions Trading System, and sets out the sector’s vision for achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Raoul de Parisot, president of cembureau: “One of the most important aspects of my new position is to establish a level playing field for our industry to maintain its capacity to innovate and invest in Europe, to create jobs ...

Votorantim creates new unit to assist alternative material co-processing

17 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s Votorantim Cimentos has created a new business unit, named Verdera, to manage and provide services throughout the co-processing chain of alternative materials used in cement production. The company announced an investment plan of BRL400m (US$98m) to develop the unit over the next four years. The goal of Verdera is to offer waste disposal services to different companies and industries. Furthermore, the company plans to increase its petcoke substitution rate from 25 per cent to 80...

Argos named as second most-sustainable cement company in the world

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Argos, part of Grupo Argos, was included for the seventh-consecutive year in the Dow Jones Global Index (DJSI) and was highlighted as the second most-sustainable cement company in the world. Companies were rated on their sustainable construction, materiality, risk and crisis management, tax strategy, environmental reporting, biodiversity, climate strategy, water related risk, social reporting, citizenship and philanthropy. Around 3500 companies of the largest in the world were studied acc...

KHD becomes a member of the WCA

03 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Germany’s KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG (KHD) has joined the World Cement Association (WCA) as an Associate Corporate Member. "In a globalised world, we can only tackle the big challenges facing the cement industry, like climate change, together, so it’s great to be working alongside an organisation as respected as KHD," said Vincent Lefebvre, chairman of the WCA. With its range of clean technology solutions, KHD provides energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly products for the...

Votorantim: solid but flexible

28 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s largest cement producer and a key international player, Votorantim Cimentos embraces the concept of being a solid company that is responsive to change. New global CEO Marcelo Castelli speaks with ICR about expectations for the markets in which it operates, changes to its business model in terms of portfolio diversification, and achievements under the company’s strong commitment to sustainablity and tackling climate change. Marcelo Castelli, Votorantim Cimentos’ new global CEO...