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Cemex announces new climate action strategy

20 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced a new Climate Action Strategy to outline the company's vision to advance towards a carbon-neutral economy and to address society's increasing demands more efficiently. To date Cemex has reduced its specific CO 2 emissions by more than 22 per cent compared to the company's 1990 baseline. Now it has defined a more ambitious target of a 35 per cent reduction of specific net CO 2 emissions by 2030. This way the goal is aligned with the Science-Based Targets methodology, a ...

Argos recycled more than 1m bags in Colombia

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based cement producer Argos recycled more than one million bags of cement last year, thanks to the Green Sacks Programme, which sees a more sustainable production line. “Between 2013, the start date of the programme, and 2019, we have recycled 808t of paper thanks to the return of more than five million bags, thus avoiding the cutting down of more than 8000 trees and saving about 64,000m3 of water, equivalent to 26 Olympic swimming pools,” said David Restrepo, the company’s supply...

VICEM and FLSmidth announce sustainable production agreement

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam National Cement Corp (VICEM) and FLSmidth have announced their cooperation “to pioneer new solutions to significantly improve the sustainability of the cement sector in Vietnam”. The focus of the agreement will be to implement technologies that considerably reduce greenhouse gas emissions, find new alternative fuel solutions and ways to further improve air quality. The cooperation between the two companies includes the commitment to jointly develop industrial-scale innovations to ...

First Chair and Co-chair of GCCA India's CEO Committee announced

07 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Mahendra Singhi, managing director and CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, and Nilesh Narwekar, CEO of JSW Cement, have been elected as the chair and co-chair respectively of the Global Cement and Concrete Association India (GCCA - India). The chair and co-chair have been appointed for the first two years (2020-22).   Speaking at the GCCA India CEO meeting of the member companies in Mumbai, Benjamin Sporton, GCCA CEO, said: "I'm delighted to have overseen the first CEO meeting of the GCCA In...

Corporate clean energy surges in 2019

30 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The world witnessed a surge in corporate sustainability commitment in 2019 as corporations purchased a record amount of clean energy through power purchase agreements (PPAs), which were up by 40 per cent from the previous year’s record. A total of 19.5GW of clean energy contracts were signed by more than 100 companies in 23 different countries in 2019, according to ‘1H 2020 Corporate Energy Market Outlook’, published by BloombergNEF (BNEF). In 2018 the figure reached 13.6GW and in 2017 it ...

MPA releases 2019 Sustainability Development Report

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Mineral Products Associatin (MPA) Cement has published its 2019 Sustainable Development Report, based on data provided by MPA Cement's five member companies who together supplied 78 per cent of the cement consumed in the UK in 2018. Aligned with the seven MPA strategic priorities, the report highlights activity in: health and safety, communicating Industry value, people, resource use, climate change and energy, the natural environment and the built environment. Speaking on the report, ...

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...