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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...

Lafarge Maldives Cement celebrates 20th anniversary

30 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Maldives Cement recently celebrated 20 years of service in the construction industry of the Maldives. Lafarge Maldives Cement operates a terminal in Thilafushi, Maldives During this time, the company installed a 9400t cement storage silo in Thilafushi and a 1t jumbo packing machine. Over time, it has introduced 25 and 50kg bagged cement as well as 1t jumbo bags into the Maldives market. The company has also supported a safety culture in the Maldives by continuously imp...

PT Semen Indonesia

24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

On 23 April Semen Indonesia received an award from the secretary general of the country’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The accolade was in recognition of the 227.26ha that Semen Indonesia has reclaimed at its former Tuban factory mine site. Over 308,000 trees have been planted at the site, including teak, mahogany and eucalyptus. To commemorate Earth Day, 3500 Cavendish Banana trees were also planted in the Tlogowaru clay mine area in Merakurak District on 22 April.

Tunisian cement producers sign new AF charter

17 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Nine Tunisian cement plants have signed a new charter on sustainable development and social responsibility, which seeks to harness new energy and alternative fuels produced through waste recovery. "The industrialists of nine cement plants, signatories of this charter, will be led to use the waste and to valorise non-recyclable and non-reusable products as alternative fuel," said Samir Majoul, president of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA). Mr Majoul ...