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Lafarge executive visits Pakistan operations

13 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge's executive vice president of Energy and Strategic Sourcing, Peter James Hoddinott, has visited the group's operations in Pakistan to review its latest sustainability achievements and explore export potential. During the visit, which took place over 6-8 March 2013, Mr Hoddinott toured the Lafarge Pakistan Cement (LPC) plant which is located at Kalar Kahar, district of Chakwal, Punjab province. He commended Lafarge’s local team on upholding the group’s guiding principle of sustainab...

Holcim (US) receives HandsOn South Alabama's Corporate Citizenship Award

14 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim (US) announced today that its Theodore plant located in Theodore, AL, received the Corporate Citizenship Award from HandsOn South Alabama (HOSA) at the organisation’s 31st annual Heart of Gold Awards. The award honors volunteer service. HOSA mobilises volunteers in the community to make a sustainable and measurable impact in education, the environment, economic stability and emergency preparedness. "I am so proud of the work the employees of the Theodore plant have done in our commun...

AfriSam gears up

23 January 2013, Published under Cement News

AfriSam is preparing for future demand by making investments in a variety of expansion projects designed to boost its internal capacity. The company has also re-engineered its entire product portfolio to meet expected market developments and avoid shortages. AfriSam offers a view into its future development. AfriSam will install a new kiln at its Dudfield operation to increase clinker production In line with this vision AfriSam has submitted Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA...

Stepping towards sustainability

16 January 2013, Published under Cement News

South Africa has a strong cement industry that is now remodelled with many new plants and high standards of cement production. Cheap imports, skilled labour shortages and a lack of government funding still frustrate local producers, but research into lower emissions and more sustainable products continues. By Hanlie Turner, Cement & Concrete Institute, South Africa. The thriving metropolis of Cape Town, South Africa The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) has reported YoY growth ...

Cemex develops standardised water management project

11 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex has developed a methodology to standardise water management across all of the company’s operations. Starting this year, this methodology will be rolled out to all of the businesses in the countries in which Cemex operates in order to minimise the company’s water footprint and increase its water efficiency. This “Water Project” is the result of a three-year partnership between Cemex and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on the improvement and efficiency of wat...

Lucky Cement recognised for 'green supply chain', Pakistan

20 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement producer Lucky Cement has been awarded for its green supply chain operations and logistics at the Second International Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain conference in Karachi. Lucky Cement was commended for a number of sustainability projects like alternative fuels usage, energy conservation and plantation drives. In addition, the company’s in-house power generation units have been revamped to ensure environmental efficiency. Mr. Noman Hasan, Chief Operating Officer,...

Ambuja Cements wins water management awards, India

12 December 2012, Published under Cement News

India-based cement producer Ambuja Cements has scooped three awards at the 9th National Award for Excellence for its work in the drought-prone state of Rajasthan. Ambuja’s two plants in Rajasthan – Rabriyawas and Marwar Mundwa – both won awards for their respective water management efforts. Commenting on the company’s achievements, Ambuja’s CEO, Ajay Kapur, said: “This is a matter or immense pride for Ambuja to bag these awards, and thus setting fresh benchmarks in water management not ju...

Lafarge UK wins award for water management solution

11 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement UK has scooped the annual Large Business European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme Award (EMAS) for its innovative water management solution, developed at its Cauldon Works in Staffordshire and rolled out across its network of sites.  Lafarge was praised at the Brussels event for showing excellence in respecting and safeguarding the environment by applying a pioneering water management system – Water Footprinting  and water efficiency improvements –  across six of its UK sit...

UK consolidates impressive environmental performance in 2011

30 November 2012, Published under Cement News

The UK cement industry today published its environmental performance results to the end of 2011 in a new interim sustainable development report.  Building on its strong track record over the period 2005 to 2010, which was covered by a Sector Plan agreement with the Environment Agency, the industry once again saw improvements in most of its main emissions to air, including carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, and dust.  The industry recorded a very slight increase in emissions of sulphur dioxi...

UltraTech's sustainable journey

14 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Harmonising economic goals with the development of employees, vendors and the communities in which it operates, is in the DNA of Aditya Birla Group (ABG), where the concept of trusteeship is deeply rooted. UltraTech Cement Ltd, part of the Aditya Birla Group, added one more dimension to the trusteeship concept when it formally began its sustainability journey. By OP Puranmalka, UltraTech Cement Ltd, India. Rainwater harvesting at the mines of Vikram cement works, India In 2006, ...