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Holcim (Canada) sustainability efforts recognised by Ontario Chamber of Commerce

11 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim (Canada) Inc. has received a sustainability award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for all of its Ontario operations. "Holcim Canada has a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity and our operations across the country contribute to the local initiatives of its various chapters," Holcim spokesperson, Nishat Ahmed, told local press. "We take very seriously our commitment to the triple bottom line — people, plant, prosperity — which is an integral part of our business strat...

Cemex launches water management policy

10 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced today that it is implementing a Corporate Water Policy that defines its global strategy for responsible water management and acts as a framework for the development of local water conservation and efficiency strategies across its operations worldwide. The policy recognises the important role that the building materials industry plays in the sustainable management of this finite resource. “Cemex is fully committed to carrying out our business activities in a sustainable ma...

Lafarge to boost construction capabilities

28 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lafarge Malaysia Berhad, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CIDB Holdings Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia, to promote the use of cement and concrete and improve construction standards and sustainable construction practices. Under the MoU, Lafarge and CIDB will collaborate to provide training and certification to construction personnel. This partnership aims to dev...

Cemex included in UN Global Compact Stock Index

12 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced today that it has been selected for inclusion in the United Nations Global Compact 100– a new global stock index that combines corporate sustainability and baseline financial performance. “We are pleased that our sustainability policies and activities have been recognised in this way,” Lorenzo H. Zambrano, Cemex’s Chairman and CEO. “For many years corporations and investors have been looking for the positive link between responsible business practices and stock-market retur...

Lucky Cement wins Green Supply Chain Award, Pakistan

14 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's leading producer, Lucky Cement, has won the Green Supply Chain Award for its sustainable operations and logistics network at the 3rd International Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain conference held in Karachi. The conference and awards were organized by the Publicity Channel with the support of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in acknowledgment of the companies that are making sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy. Commenting on this latest acc...

India: tender causes 'CSR obligation' query

02 October 2013, Published under Cement News

The Companies Act that came into force from this year has mandated that companies have to set aside at least two per cent from their net profit for expenditure on corporate social responsibility (CSR). But the rules issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs note that CSR cannot be interpreted as the main business activity of a company. The expenditure has to be over and above it, but this tender shows the companies can potentially claim a part of their business expenditure as CSR. State-r...

Reporting value

23 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Globalisation, international policy activity in response to crises and recession, current and future resource scarcity, environmental concerns and heightened expectations of corporate transparency and accountability have all pushed the boundaries of business reporting. Markets, regulators and civil society demand an ever-broader information requirement in which disconnected strands are brought together into a coherent whole and show how a company (or organisation) can add value now and in th...

Heidelberg updates on sustainability efforts

18 September 2013, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has released its 2011/2012 Sustainability Report, highlighting topics and challenges for the German cement major in its drive for sustainable development. The new report, entitled "Foundations" also details the company's continous efforts and achievements such as reducing specific net CO2 emissions by 21 per cent and increasing its alternative fuels rate  to 21.7 per cent. Sustainable business practices form an integral of the business activities “Sustainable business pr...

CCS in the EU cement industry

10 September 2013, Published under Cement News

On 1 July 2013, the EU Zero Emissions Technology Platform (ZEP) – founded by the European Commission in 2005 to advise on research, policy and regulation for the promotion of carbon capture and storage (CCS) – published “CCS in EU energy-intensive industries”, a report on CCS in industries beyond the power sector. Emissions from the non-power sector made up 25 per cent of EU carbon emissions in 2010. CCS is for many of those industries the only available technology to cut emissions. The repo...

The strength of recycling

23 August 2013, Published under Cement News

One of Latin America’s leading cement producers, Argos has been working on a pilot project for the collection, separation, classification and trituration of Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW). The company has used recycled aggregates to partially replace conventional aggregates in concrete mixtures of different types of strength and settlement. Several lab tests were carried out to determine the effect of using recycled aggregates with results indicating that types of concretes contain...