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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 ...

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...