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Ambuja Cement among top 5 in DJSI 2018

18 September 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Ambuja Cement has gained two places to the fifth spot on the Construction Material Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2018. Ambuja Cement MD and CEO, Ajay Kapur, said, “We are truly honoured by this highest recognition for the second year in a row from the global DJSI ranking, which is regarded as the most respected independent sustainability ranking system. While this accomplishment reaffirms Ambuja Cement as the clear leader in Sustainability, what makes us feel e...

Latin America’s CO2 journey

24 August 2018, Published under Cement News

As the Latin American cement industry prepares to reduce its carbon emissions, ICR speaks with Alejandro Ramírez Cantú, president of the Federación Interamericana del Cemento (FICEM), about “Hoja de Ruta CO 2 ”, the organisation’s technology road map to achieve low CO 2 emissions in the region. FICEM President, Alejandro Ramírez Cantú ICR: Since being appointed president of FICEM last year, what are the main objectives that you have set to achieve during your tenure? Alejand...

Pakistan cement companies recognised for corporate and sustainability reports

08 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and Institute of Cost and Management Accountant of Pakistan (ICMAP) have awarded Best Corporate and Sustainability Report 2017 (BCSR) Awards to more than 40 companies, including several cement firms for their reports. The award-winning cement companies included Cherat Cement, Lucky Cement Ltd, Maple Leaf Cement Ltd and Thatta Cement Ltd.   Tariq Hassan, chairman of Audit Oversight Board, Richard Morin, CEO of the Pakistan Stock Excha...

Sustainable goals for HeidelbergCement

16 July 2018, Published under Cement News

This week HeidelbergCement released its 2017 Sustainability Report, describing the publication as an integral part of the group's strategy. Dr Bernd Scheifele, chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement, said that in 2017, the company has never sold more cement, concrete gravel and sand - record figures were also achieved in revenue and results. However, balancing this achievement with sustainability goals is the only way the company can achieve sustainable corporate governance. D...

Sustainable goals for HeidelbergCement

13 July 2018, Published under Cement News

This week HeidelbergCement released its 2017 Sustainability Report, describing the publication as an integral part of the group's strategy. Dr Bernd Scheifele, chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement, said that in 2017, the company has never sold more cement, concrete gravel and sand - record figures were also achieved in revenue and results. However, balancing this achievement with sustainability goals is the only way the company can achieve sustainable corporate governance. D...

Sustainability 2050

09 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Since its inception 20 years ago, the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) has proactively identified, analysed and managed the key issues at stake for the sector. By developing global Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), common reporting methodologies and guidance documents, the CSI has enabled the global cement industry to rapidly enhance its sustainability performance. In this report, the CSI presents the revised 2018 technology roadmap setting out an action plan for the industry to 2050....

Hanson surpasses 2020 sustainability targets

07 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK's latest sustainability report announces that the company has passed its 2020 targets for reducing both mains water use and waste to landfill while CO 2 emissions per tonne of product have fallen by 7.2 per cent to reach the lowest level for five years. The number of lost time injuries remained static at 21, but the frequency rate was down on the prior year and there was a three-month unbroken spell without a lost time injury. A major development during the year was the launc...

Petrocem 10th International Conference

05 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Congratulations to Petrocem, which celebrated its 10th biennial conference & exhibition at the Astoria Hotel in St Petersburg, Russia, on 22-24 April. Petrocem was established in the spring 2000 by ‘Journal Cement and its Applications’ and has gone from strength to strength under the committed leadership of Liudmila German, to become the pre-eminent gathering of cement leaders from the Russian Federation and surrounding nations, attracting over 500 delegates for this major anniversary celebr...

Research undertaken to increase fly ash in cement

01 May 2018, Published under Cement News

An ongoing research project, carried out by De Salle University in the Philippines, is seeking to use 100 per cent fly ash in cement production in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. "My project aims to use fly ash alone without using Portland cement. We try to utilise the waste of coal-fired plants to produce material comparable to Portland cement and we call the technology geopolymer," said Dr Michael Angelo B Promentilla, Professor of Chemical Engineering and the head of the Wast...

Ambuja Cement ranks highly in global CDP report

19 April 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cements Ltd has been ranked as number two in the world in the latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The report features 13 of the largest publicly-listed companies, which account for 15 per cent of global cement production, and highlights their business readiness for a low-carbon economy transition. "We are delighted with the CDP’s World ranking – and even more as we have topped in the Climate Governance & Strategy. In fact, CO2 emissions’ reduction is one ...