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Building a Russian presence

10 September 2014, Published under Cement News

While the rest of Europe delivers a mixed bag of results, Russia’s cement and construction markets continue to expand. Lafarge has been active in the country since 1996 and ICR asked Lafarge Russia & Ukraine’s CEO, André Martin, for his take on market potential as well as goals for the future. André Martin, CEO of Lafarge Russia & Ukraine, speaks with ICR about how the company has been strengthening its position to serve a growing domestic market ICR: You were appoint...

Harnessing potential

28 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Ahead of next month’s XXXI FICEM Technical Congress in the Dominican Republic, ICR speaks with the country’s cement association, Adocem, to learn more about its hopes for continued recovery in domestic demand, the importance of exports given the current overcapacity situation and the strides being made by local producers in sustainable cement production. Dominican Republic cement producers enjoyed the benefits of an expanding cement market last year. Pictured: Domicem’s Sabana Gran...

Holcim launches its 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report

23 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim today released its 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report detailing the Group’s ongoing activities in sustainable development and disclosing data on a number of key sustainability performance indicators. A panel of independent external experts has contributed to the report by reviewing and confirming the sustainability topics covered. These experts have furthermore made recommendations to Holcim which are included in the report. Bernard Fontana, Holcim ??CEO, comments: “Reflecting our...

Cemex releases 2013 Sustainability Report

29 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex has released its 2013 Sustainable Development Report, which shows significant progress in major priority areas that align with the challenges of increasing urban populations. During 2013, Cemex worked to conceptualize and develop new products and solutions to promote efficient construction practices, preserve natural resources, lower the carbon footprint of its projects throughout their lifecycle, improve job site safety and foster a strong relationship with its communities an...

Brazil: a view on the future

19 May 2014, Published under Cement News

The debate around climate change and lowering CO2 emissions has been a part of the Brazilian cement industry for some time and today, the sector has made great strides towards reducing its carbon footprint. A modern production base, increasing use of alternative fuels and the development of blended cements with a lower clinker factor have all contributed to making the industry more sustainable. By Yushiro Kihara, Brazilian Cement Portland Association (ABCP) & Gonzalo Visedo, Sindicato Nacion...

Cemex Latam to participate in construction of 12,000 sustainable housing units

08 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latam Holdings (CLH) announced today it expects to participate in the construction of approximately 12,000 sustainable housing units in Latin America during 2014, the company said in a statement. CLH will use innovative construction systems and specialty concrete products that contribute to increase energy efficiency translating into reduced energy costs for the families living in these houses. Additionally, these specialty concrete products help to optimize the use of natural resourc...

Hima outlines sustainability initiatives, Uganda

02 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Ugandan producer Hima Cement has outlined ambitious sustainability plans focussed on five main pillars. The company, owned by Kenya’s Bamburi Cement and part of the Lafarge Group, said the plan will be a key focus this year. Projects will be aimed at improving the areas of operational cost management, environmental conservation, job creation, health and safety and community development. Hima Cement's general manager, Daniel Pettersson, told AllAfrica.com that as global market demands chan...

Reducing the carbon footprint

27 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC) strives to be at the forefront of industrial efforts to reduce CO2 emissions. Having won prestigious awards in recognition of its pioneering work, the Italcementi subsidiary is embarking on two new CDM projects to replace 14 per cent of traditional fuel usage at its Helwan and Kattameya cement plants. It is also set to benefit from a new windfarm that will meet 40 per cent of the group’s energy needs and contribute to Egypt’s renewable energy drive. By S...

Carpatcement to invest EUR15m this year

15 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Carpatcement Holding, part of HeidelbergCement, plans to invest around EUR15m this year in energy efficiency, environmental projects and staff development. "Regardless of difficulties on the Romanian market, which we have considered, we have always pursued developing our presence in Romania in the long run. Although at times we have had to reduce activity, investments have remained a priority in terms of business growth and sustainable development," company general manager Florian Aldea sa...

Indocement’s Palimanan plant wins Gold PROPER rating

16 December 2013, Published under Cement News

PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa has once again been awarded a Gold Rating by the government’s Pollution Control, Evaluation and Rating (PROPER) programme, for environmental achievements at its Palimanan factory in Indonesia. The company's Citeureup and Tarjun factories, meanwhile, received the Green Rating. The awards were presented by Environment Minister of Indonesia, Balthasar Kambuaya to Kuky Permana, director of Human Resources & CSR, Budiono Hendranta, GM, of the Palimanan factory and ...