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Sri Lanka: Holcim village inaugurated by President

22 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka's President Maitripala Sirisena inaugurated Holcim Village in Akmeemana, Galle, this week. The initiative was constructed and conceived by Holcim under its Sustainable Development Project and following its pledge for Livable Communities. Akmeemana Holcim village consists of 14 households and is the fourth settlement of its kind. The project cost the firm LKR14m (US$99,971). The Galle project has been constructed following similar projects in Medirigiriya, Eluwankulama and Puttal...

A truly circular economy

14 September 2015, Published under Cement News

With the circular economy as one of the EU’s current political priorities, European cement association Cembureau puts forward its views on the solutions which the cement industry can provide and how policy should be formulated to ensure that Europe encourages the best economic, environmental and social solutions at its disposal. By Cembureau, Belgium. The European Commission is currently working on a ‘new and improved’ circular economy package for Europe. Already in July 2014, the previou...

Tarmac leads responsible sourcing excellence

19 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Tarmac has announced that its Cement and Lime business has been awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating under BES 6001.   Tarmac’s UK business has held a BES 6001 rating of ‘Very Good’ across its entire product range since 2011. But the latest certification makes it the first company within the cement and lime sectors to be awarded the ‘Excellent’ rating.   The independent BRE standard assesses the systems that a company has in place to ensure that materials are sourced and managed responsibly against...

Cementos Argos

18 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Following a 59 per cent increase in profits in 2014, compared to the previous year, Cementos Argos has announced plans to pay dividends of COP44.5/share to its shareholders. Those with preferential shares will receive COP57.75/share. The company also intends to release dividend payments of COP253.30bn (US$96.06m) before the end of this year, as a result of the COP291.8bn profit achieved in 2014. Meanwhile, as part of its sustainability and environmental responsibility programme, Cementos ...

PT Indocement

29 June 2015, Published under Cement News

As testimony to its ongoing commitment to sustainability, PT Indocement has scooped five accolades at the recent Indonesia Green Awards 2015 held in Jakarta. Its cultivation of castor oil plants as an alternative fuel resource won the company the "Development of New and Renewable Energy" award, while its waste management efforts across 1000 different villages bagged it the "Development of Integrated Waste Management" accolade. The company’s green village at Cupang resulted in the award fo...

British Precast presents Best Practice Awards

26 June 2015, Published under Cement News

British Precast held its Annual Black-Tie Dinner on 24 June at the Leicester Marriott Hotel, UK. Supported by Cemex, the event brought the industry together for an evening of entertainment and presentation of the prestigious Best Practice Awards. British Precast members who had submitted entries for the four award categories: Health & Safety, Innovation, Project and Sustainability were all congratulated and the winners were announced as follows: • Health & Safety: Aggregate Industries – f...

Holcim releases 2014 Corporate Sustainable Development Report

27 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim today released its 2014 Corporate Sustainable Development Report that outlines the Group’s economic, environmental and social performance and presents Holcim’s objectives for the areas of OH&S, social responsibility, sustainability and enhanced solutions, climate change, resources, and communities. The Swiss major said that the report builds on the “Holcim Sustainable Development Ambition 2030” announced in 2013. The Ambition, which was developed in consultation with a broad range of...

Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction

21 April 2015, Published under Cement News

The winners of the 4th Global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction have been decided – the trophies and US$350,000 prize money go to projects in Colombia, Sri Lanka and the USA. "All three prizes recognise architectural interventions that deliver tangible benefits to local communities," according to a statement by Holcim. Gold A project for a public park in Medellín, Colombia, that creates urban spaces around a series of water tanks to form a “socio-technical” landscape of mag...

Cemex launches new IUCN book in conservation series

24 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex yesterday announced the launch of a new book 'The IUCN Red List: 50 Years of Conservation' in the UK. This book is the latest in Cemex’s conservation book series, an initiative which dates back to 1993 and was launched following the United Nations Rio Earth Summit to help conserve the world’s natural resources. 'The IUCN Red List: 50 Years of Conservation' has been developed in partnership with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is the world's oldest ...

HeidelbergCement and BirdLife International renew partnership

18 March 2015, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement and BirdLife International have signed an agreement to continue their partnership until 2017. The world’s largest aggregates producer and the NGO leader in nature conservation have been working together since 2012 to conserve and restore ecosystems in various European quarrying sites. In the next three years HeidelbergCement and BirdLife will further expand their nature conservation work from Europe to Asia and Africa. At the same time the partnership intends to broaden t...