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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...

MPA: Cement Sustainability Report confirms carbon costs ‘harming the industry’

01 December 2014, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) Cement on Friday published its 2013 Sustainable Development report which highlights the challenges the industry faces in remaining competitive and contributing to a sustainable UK economy. It identifies UK specific carbon costs being applied to the sector as a major burden and potential threat to the future of the industry and calls on the UK Government to continue to fight for a level playing field, that will allow the sector to compete against oversea...

Holcim Awards 2014 winners for Asia Pacific

14 November 2014, Published under Cement News

The winning projects of the Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific have been announced in Jakarta, Indonesia, with a bird sanctuary in Thailand, a locally-adapted orphanage in Nepal and a community library in Sri Lanka received the top prizes. "The winning submissions demonstrate the development of multi-disciplinary responses to the challenges facing design and building," Holcim said in a statement. Protective Wing: a bird sanctuary in northern Thailand that serves as both an educational...

Terra Cement signs joint venture agreement with Ore Mines International

07 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Terra Cement Inc has signed joint venture agreement with Ore Mines International Pty Ltd in South Australia (OMI) to form a new company, under the name of Terra Cement Australia Pty Ltd (TCA). TCA will engage in the marketing of Terra’s proprietary process (patent pending) for producing sustainable cement using ash in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The joint venture will begin operating by the end of the year. TCA will convert existing cement plants and mixing facilities to pr...

Holcim Awards 2014 winners for Africa Middle East announced in Beirut

17 October 2014, Published under Cement News

The 12 winning projects of the Holcim Awards 2014 Africa Middle East have been announced in Beirut, with a green building in Turkey, an urban forest rehabilitation in Lebanon, and a low-cost housing plan in Ethiopia receiving the top prizes. The projects, which were recognised with a total of USD330,000 in prize money, focus mainly on enhancing social and environmental resilience, as well as the economy of construction, Holcim said in a statement. "The winning submissions show the developme...

Turkey's confident approach

29 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Turkey expanded at nearly three times the rate of the national economy in 2013 and producers remain optimistic about the future. As Cemtech Conferences & Exhibitions heads to the stunning city of Istanbul for its 23rd European event, this report highlights the latest domestic market and trading trends for one of the world’s most buoyant cement industries. By Turkish Cement Manufacturers Association (TÇMB) & ICR Research. Cemtech Conferences & Exhibitions, with support...

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...