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MI Cement signs MoUs with Housing and Building Research Institute

09 May 2017, Published under Cement News

MI Cement Factory or Crown Cement and GPH Ispat have signed two separate memoranda of understanding with the Housing and Building Research Institute to develop environment-friendly construction materials. The two agreements were signed by Crown Cement Executive Director, Md Habibur Rahman Mollah, GPH Ispat Director, Md Ashrafuzzaman, and Housing and Building Research Institute Director Engineer, Mohammad Abu Sadeque on Sunday, local media report. The Housing and Building Research Insti...

Ambuja Compocem launched

04 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement announced it has launched its composite cement, Ambuja Compocem, to the Indian markets of Bihar and Jharkhand. The LafargeHolcim company said in a statement that its Chhattisgarh facility has become is first cement plant in India to develop a composite cement after rigorous research over the last year and a half. The new offering is a combination of cement, flyash and slag. Speaking at the launch of the product, Ajay Kapur, MD and CEO of Ambuja Cement, said: "Ambuja Compocem...

The Netherlands: first Concrete Sustainability Council certificates awarded

19 April 2017, Published under Cement News

The first certificates for Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) responsible sourcing were awarded during Building Holland, one of the major trade fairs for building, renovation and redevelopment in The Netherlands. The first companies that successfully finished the process were two ready-mixed concrete producers (both silver), two precast producers (both bronze) and a producer of raw materials. After launching the CSC responsible sourcing system in January 2017, there is great interes...

Pakistan: Lucky Cement wins HSE Award 2017

04 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd has won a Health, Safety and Environment award in the category of “The Responsibility for Health and Safety,” at the 2017 International Environment, Health & Safety Awards Gala, held in Karachi, Pakistan.   Speaking of the occasion, Amin Ganny, chief operating officer of Lucky Cement: “Lucky Cement is committed to cultivating an environment that ensures HSE is embedded at its core. By fortifying its HSE goals with the pillars of perpetual progress, the company is in pursuit...

Cemex publishes report on environmental and social achievements in 2016

31 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has published its first integrated report , covering 2016. The report brings together the information that the company had in published in separate annual and sustainability reports in previous years. The integrated report thus covers both Cemex’s financial performance for 2016, which the firm had already released in February , and its work in other areas, including its efforts to improve environmental performance and to promote corporate social responsibility. “As a unified gl...

Cementos Argos

25 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has received a Gold Class award in the RobecoSAM 2017 Sustainability Yearbook, the highest possible accolade in the annual publication that looks at how companies value and manage their environmental and social impact. The Colombia-based cement producer was included in the 2017 Yearbook after being recognised as the most sustainable cement company in the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index due to its good social, environmental and economic practices. Cementos Argos ...

Cementos Argos becomes a member sustainability index

19 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has joined the FTSE Good Emerging Index which measures the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. The index is operated by FTSE Russell and is listed by Rate the Raters as one of the top three indexes in the global sustainability market and is recognised as an index for ESG issues for investment decisions.

Eric Olsen to chair Cement Sustainability Initiative in 2017

14 December 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Chief Executive Eric Olsen has been appointed as chairman of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) for 2017. Mr Olsen’s appointment was confirmed at the CSI’s annual CEOs meeting this week. The CSI is part of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and is made up of nine core members and 15 other participating members, drawn from the world’s largest cement firms. “It is an honour for me to be chairing this important industry organisation in the coming ...

Cemtech's 25th Anniversary Conference & Exhibition

02 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement professionals from over 40 nations gathered at The Westin Palace, Madrid, to celebrate Cemtech’s 25th Anniversary on 18-21 September. Following major events staged in Dubai and Manila earlier this year, this final celebration marked another successful year of growth for the industry’s leading independent cement conference. Delegates settle down to the first morning presentations in the conference hall Cemtech conferences now span the globe, with annual events in Europe, M...

Germany: a positive outlook?

31 October 2016, Published under Cement News

As the German economy continues to expand, investment in construction is rising. However, the recovery of the key market appears to be slowing and cement demand in 2015 slipped when compared to the previous year’s volumes. But with imports declining and exports recovering, the outlook for domestic cement producers is improving. Will Germany's cement producers be able to look forward to a continued recovery in the domestic construction market? The German economy expanded 1.7 per ...