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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...

Cement companies walking the walk in sustainability

05 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Results from an independent audit undertaken across the membership of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released today demonstrates that leading cement companies are improving their sustainability through the CSI collaborative approach.   A total of 17 member companies were audited against their commitments and responsibilities set out in the Charter of the CSI, a global effort by 24 major cement producers with operat...

Cementos Argos

03 February 2015, Published under Cement News

For the second year running, Cementos Argos has been recognised for its sustainability efforts by clinching the Silver Class distinction in RobecoSAM’s 2015 Sustainability Yearbook. RobecoSAM is a private organisation that independently assesses companies that are part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, looking at their commitment to economic, environmental and social sustainability. Each year more than 3000 companies are invited to participate. “At Argos, sustainability is one of the...

Argos recognised for sustainability efforts

22 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Argos has been awarded a Silver Class distinction in Robeco SAM’s 2015 Sustainability Yearbook for the second consecutive year. The company was included in the Yearbook once again for having one of the best sustainability performances due to the results it obtained in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index survey. Private entity RobecoSAM independently assesses the sustainability performances of companies that are part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. It lists the most sustainable compan...

Nine Cemex USA sites recognised by Wildlife Habitat Council

20 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Nine Cemex USA sites received certifications through the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) Corporate Lands for Learning and Wildlife at Work Programs. Corporate Lands for Learning Program Certifications The Corporate Lands for Learning certification recognises programs for their exemplary conservation education and outreach opportunities provided to their local communities. Four of the sites were recertified with WHC’s Corporate Lands for Learning (CLL) program, including 474 Sand Mine (F...

Dalmia Bharat Group recognised for CSR achievements

06 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat Group has been awarded the CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2014 for 'Significant Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)’, beating 20 other companies to the title. This is the third consecutive year that the Indian cement producer has been recognised for its sustainability efforts. Commenting on the award, Gautam Dalmia, managing director, of the Dalmia Bharat Group, said: "It is a huge honour for us to receive the coveted CII-ITC Sustainability Award for the thir...