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Cementos Argos

25 September 2017, Published under Cement News

For the fifth consecutive year, Grupo Argos and its subsidiary Argos have been chosen as members of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, which recognises best practices in economic, environmental and social sustainability. 2017 has seen Grupo Argos selected as a world leader and Argos as second in its industry, having achieved excellence in codes of conduct and compliance, tax strategy, risk management, measurement and impact assessment, climate change strategy, biodiversity, water-rela...

Fortune recognises Cemex as a World Changing Company

12 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that it has been included in the Fortune 2017 Change the World List, a ranking that highlights 50 companies worldwide that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. With its inclusion in Fortune’s 2015 list, this marks the second time that Cemex was recognised among the world’s top 20 companies in this ranking. Fortune recognised Cemex's efforts to foster sustainable building practices by highlighting the company’s “...

Cementos Progreso joins the CSI

05 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Progreso of Guatemala has joined the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) as its first affiliate member, a new level created this year by CSI to expand its membership base and facilitate the initial steps for new joiners of the initiative. Cementos Progreso was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Guatemala City, Guatemala. As a key player in construction industry in Latin America, the Company operates through three segments: cement, ready-mix concrete, and lime. The com...

Lucky recognised for commitment to sustainable development

10 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan producer Lucky Cement has been awarded Environment Excellence Award at the 14th Annual Environment Excellence Awards 2017, organised by the National Forum of Environment and Health (NFEH). Lucky Cement received the award in recognition of its commitment towards sustainable development and contribution towards protecting the overall environment for a greener Pakistan, it added. Commenting on the award, Amin Ganny, chief operating officer of Lucky Cement, said: “At Lucky Cement, ...

Hanson updates on 2016 sustainability highlights

17 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK’s 2017 sustainability report shows capital investment by the company is up 40 per cent with a significant amount spent on projects to save energy, reduce emissions and improve its sites.   The annual report, which covers the 2016 calendar year, details progress against the company’s 2020 sustainability targets including people, communities, carbon, waste and water. Highlights include: • reaching 2020 target for use of recycled planings in new asphalt ahead of schedule. • wa...

LafargeHolcim accelerates biodiversity efforts in southeast Asia

12 July 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is accelerating its efforts on biodiversity conservation and has signed an agreement with Fauna & Flora International (FFI), a leading NGO focussed on biodiversity. Under the agreement, FFI will perform an independent external review of the group’s existing biodiversity management plans (BMPs) at sites in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. The NGO will also contribute to the development of a group-wide strategy on karst management since karst areas are an important hab...

ACC updates on sustainable development achievements

23 June 2017, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd of India, part of the LafargeHolcim group, yesterday released its 2016 Sustainability Report where its emissions show a reduction of 30 per cent from the 1990 baseline. Among the highlights from the report, during the year ACC commissioned Hybrid Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP) at its Jamul plant and and upgraded its coal mill bag house and cooler ESP at the Gagal plant. The new Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) system at the Wadi and Chanda, and sewage water treatment plants at Lakher...

Sustainable Primavera

13 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The construction and operation of cement plants carry the potential to have a profound impact on the local environment and communities. However, with a strategic approach that considers a cement producer’s return on social investment, they can be a force for good, bringing mutual benefits for the company and these communities. By Álvaro Lorenz, Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil. In June 2017 Votorantim Cimentos will be celebrating its first year of operation at the 1.2Mta Primavera plant...

Cemex USA recognised for land stewardship

24 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has been recognised by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for its ongoing commitment to sustainability and land stewardship with the 2017 Lone Star Land Steward Award for the Trans Pecos Ecoregion. The award recognises Cemex, the El Carmen Land & Conservation Co LLC and part owner of the ECLCC, Josiah Austin, for their dedication to excellence in wildlife and natural-resource management through work in Texas at the El Carmen Nature Reserve, a private trans-boundary conservat...

MPA publishes latest Sustainable Development Performance summary

15 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published its 2016 Sustainable Development (SD) Performance Summary which it states demonstrates the Mineral Products industry's commitment to action on sustainability and evidence based reporting. The key highlights include: • Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate - MPA members' Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate deteriorated slightly from 3.25 to 3.79. This was coupled with five fatalities of four employees and one contractor recorded in 2015 indicat...