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CCB Cement is awarded Concrete Sustainability Council's Silver certification

20 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding announces that CCB Cement, its Belgian subsidiary, has been awarded the Concrete Sustainability Council’s Silver certification. Cementir says, this recognition proves the strong commitment in achieving the ambitious Cementir Holding’s sustainability roadmap towards 2030 and represents the progress made in complementing the company's other new innovative solutions for climate change. "The Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) certification to CCB Cement is a key milestone ...

Great expectations?

05 January 2021, Published under Cement News

While the start of 2020 saw optimism, COVID-19 quickly altered the view of even the most ardent optimist. As cement demand tumbled with construction sites going silent so did the sector’s initial confidence. However, at the end of the year, cement markets are recovering and there are expectations that 2021 may turn out better than initially thought. By Paul Roger, Exane BNP Paribas, UK. Figure 1: YoY cement consumption growth, 2021E What a 12 months it has been for the global ce...

Spain’s cement sector targets 43% emissions reduction by 2030

23 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Spanish cement industry has set a target to reduce its carbon emissions by 43 per cent throughout its entire value chain by 2030 when compared with the 1990 baseline, according the sector’s “Roadmap of the Spanish cement industry to achieve climate neutrality in 2050”. The target sets an intermediate objective to achieving climate neutrality by 2050. To date the sector has reduced carbon emissions by 27 per cent since 1990. To achieve this goal, Spanish cement association Oficemen has...

DG Khan’s continuous drive

22 December 2020, Published under Cement News

DG Khan Cement Co Ltd is one of Pakistan’s largest producers with a total capacity of 6.72Mta. Having launched a new integrated line in 2018, the company continues investing in its domestic manufacturing base to improve energy efficiency and reduce power consumption and production costs. By Shahid Ghazanfar (Hub Plant) and Muhammad Shafiq (DGK 1 Plant), DG Khan Cement Co Ltd, Pakistan. DG Khan’s 9000tpd Hub cement plant is the most recent addition to the company’s domestic production ...

Safety ambitions for the next decade

14 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Safety had always been a priority, but as of 2001, the industry set about developing common metrics and sharing of safety best practice. This led to demonstrable yearly improvement in safety performance across the globe. In 2009 a comparison with other industry sectors identified that the cement industry could potentially further improve its safety performance by a factor of 10. A decade later, in 2020, a highly-laudable seven- to eight-fold improvement has actually been achieved. However, a...

LafargeHolcim accelerates impact on UN's Sustainability Development Goals

14 December 2020, Published under Cement News

With 10 years remaining to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), LafargeHolcim is committed to accelerating its impact across the SDGs and to transparently disclosing its progress. LafargeHolcim was recognised as a global climate leader this year, entering the CDP’s prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change, among only two companies in its industry to rank ‘A’ for climate and ‘A-’ for water. In addition, LafargeHolcim ranked first in the building materials industry...

Concrete and the UN's Sustainability Development Goals

11 December 2020, Published under Cement News

This week, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and the United Nations held a webinar to discuss the ways in which infrastructure and concrete can contribute to the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs provide a blueprint for addressing challenges across a range of areas including clean water and sanitation, plastic waste reduction, sustainable cities, global warming and biodiversity. The global organisation sees the part played by businesses as an essential one,...

LafargeHolcim enhances green solutions in Latin America

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is launching its ECOPact green concrete in Latin America, starting in Ecuador, Colombia and Mexico, with all key markets due to follow in the first half of 2021. The roll-out of ECOPact, which enables carbon-neutral construction, builds on its successful market adoption across Europe, the US and Canada, according to the company.   Accelerating its green building solutions in Latin America, the company also plans to introduce an EcoLabel to transparently communicate the environm...

HeidelbergCement joints Foundation 2 Degrees

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has joined the support group of the Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°). Together with the Foundation 2° – a network of entrepreneurs for progressive climate policy – HeidelbergCement wants to develop cross-sector approaches and concepts for Germany and Europe to make climate protection a sustainable and successful business model. "For the development of a carbon neutral construction industry, we need the right social and political framework as well as strong partners with whom w...

Mizu’s modernisation moves

23 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Mizu Cimentos Especiais, Brazil’s fourth-largest cement producer, continues to invest in its production base employing sustainable production technologies. Part of the country’s business conglomerate Polimix, the cement producer also forges partnerships with other Polimix subsidiaries to support the production of durable concrete. By Mizu Cimentos Especiais, Brazil. Mizu Cimentos Especiais operates 7Mta of cement production capacity in Brazil Mizu Cimentos Especiais has 7Mta of ...