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INSEE Cement Sri Lanka launches its Sustainability Report 2018

25 July 2019, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka has launched its first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) by releasing its inaugural Sustainability Report 2018. Sudashini Christopher, company communications and reputation manager said, "Launching this inaugural report is our first step towards accountability and transparency of our sustainable practices." INSEE Cement Sri Lanka's investments in expansion, modernisation, R&D facilities and environmental performance improvements amount to US$47m since investing in S...

GCCA launches Indian segment

03 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) launched its Indian segment on Tuesday. As part of GCCA’s strategic partnership with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, GCCA India will assume the responsibilities of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) India which formerly served as the sector’s sustainability alliance. "India is clearly a critical market in terms of cement producing capacity and with population growth, and the growing demand and need for safe h...

WBCSD and key cement producers launch Indian roadmap

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Major companies from the cement sector and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the ‘Indian Cement Sector SDG Roadmap’ on 25 June at an event organised by WBCSD and UN Global Compact Network India. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a universal framework that establishes a collective pathway for humanity to achieve prosperity for people and planet on the road to 2030. While governments have universally resolved to implement the SDGs, ...

Cemtech Asia 2019: sustainability in Asia's cement industry

18 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemtech Asia 2019 has opened its doors to delegates from over 35 countries across the regional cement industry, which is being held at the Avani+ Riverside hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, between 16-19 June. Cemtech Asia 2019 discusses pathways to a low-carbon future Thomas Armstrong, managing director of International Cement Review, began the proceedings by welcoming delegates to Bangkok for this unmissable industry event. Mr Armstrong looked at the driving factors which have led ...

Environmental groups oppose Calero Risso plant

17 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The building of a cement plant at Calero Risso in Paraguay, proposed by Jiménez Gaona y Lima under the name of Cementos Concepcion, has met with further disapproval from environmental groups. The area includes the Risso Cave, where important fossils were discovered, including microfossils that are 550m years old and said to be the first organisms on the planet with a skeleton. The Paraguayan Federation of Speleology has asked Mades to protect the cave. Cementos Concepción , led by Jor...

South Africa's carbon tax: an opportunity for eco-cements

10 June 2019, Published under Cement News

On 26 May 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed off South Africa's Carbon Tax Act, which came into effect on 1 June. The financial impact on South Africa's cement sector should intensify carbon emission reduction programmes and accelerate the trend towards the production of eco-blended cements, but it could also have a negative effect of encouraging cheaper imports. In this first phase, a tax of ZAR120/t (US$8/t) of CO 2 emitted will be in place. However, polluters receive 60-95 per cent ...

Dangote releases 2018 sustainability report

31 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc has published its first standalone sustainability report and has confirmed its readiness to support the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in its ambition to host a sustainable stock exchange and capital market in Nigeria. Dangote took part in the ‘Facts behind the Sustainability Report’ (FBSR), an interactive forum created by the NSE to promote environmental, social and governance performance and reporting among Nigerian companies.  Joseph Makouju, group managing director of...

Cemex aligns with UN sustainable development goals

28 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it is strengthening its commitment to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by prioritising five goals that are directly connected with the company's business and represent a better opportunity to contribute to the UN 2030 Agenda. These five goals are focussed on: • the promotion of decent employment and economic growth • innovation and infrastructure development • climate change mitigation • environmental and ecosystem conservation • the adva...

Cement needs collaborative approach to environmental challenges

20 May 2019, Published under Cement News

This week, HeidelbergCement reported that it was the first cement producer to have its CO 2 reduction targets validated to 2030 , while the Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement (LEILAC) pilot plant began test operations at the company's Lixhe cement works in Belgium. This landmark project, which aims to capture 95 per cent of CO 2 emissions from the kiln, is an example of the kind of collaborative industry partnerships that will be critical for the cement industry, if it is to successf...

LafargeHolcim releases its 2018 Sustainability Report

15 May 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has released its Sustainability Report 2018, which outlines the economic, environmental and social performance of the company and presents its objectives for the strategic pillars of climate and energy, circular economy, environment and community. In 2018 LafargeHolcim’s net CO 2 emissions per tonne of cementitious material decreased to 576kg CO 2 /t, a one per cent reduction from 2017 and equal to a 25 per cent reduction compared with 1990 emissions. The improvement was achi...