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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, ...

Cemex recognised for CO2 emissions performance and reporting, Latin America

02 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex named one of Latin America’s best companies in CO2 emissions performance and disclosure Cemex has been named by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as the best Latin American company in terms of climate change data disclosure and one of the top ten in overall carbon emissions performance. The rankings were announced during the launching of the CDP’s latest report “CDP Investor Latin America 2012”, which comprises data on the emissions of greenhouse gases from 32 major companies in Arg...

Cemex to participate in Clean Energy Fund

31 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that it will participate in a Clean Energy Fund that is expected to raise approximately US$300m through a public offer of Certificados de Capital de Desarrollo (Capital Development Certificates) in the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (Mexican stock exchange). The proceeds will be invested in a series of clean energy projects in Mexico. Cemex said its participation in the fund would be limited to management and advisory activities, and that it would retain a minority equity stake...

Lafarge marks a decade of hitting sustainability targets, UK

16 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has marked its 10th year of sustainability reporting in the UK this week with the release of its 2011/2012 Sustainability Reports. With a commitment to sustainability remaining at the heart of the business, Lafarge has made significant investment in developing its sustainable credentials. This has paid dividends, particularly with waste and water consumption being cut by 92 per cent and 88 per cent respectively in the cement business, since reporting began in 2001. The latest R...

Lucky Cement wins sustainability award, Pakistan

11 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Limited, Pakistan's largest cement manufacturer and exporter, has received the Best Sustainability Report and the Best Corporate Report Awards - 2011. Lucky Cement secured overall Top position in the category for Best Sustainability Report Award, whereas its Corporate Report received 1st position in cement and sugar category. ??These awards for year 2011 were announced in a ceremony by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and the Institute of Cost and Management...

Ambuja Cements wins safety awards

27 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements has won two national awards for safety at its Rabriyawas plant in Rajasthan.  The company bagged the first prize for its good performance in industrial safety and was runner-up in the category, ‘Accident Free Year.’ This is for the second consecutive year that the plant has won the National Safety Awards, according to The Hindu Business Line. The awards have been instituted by the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment in 1965. Ajay Kapur, CEO, Ambuja Cements, said safe...

Moving on to the next decade

22 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Ten years after publishing its first Agenda for Action in 2002, the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) has launched its 2012 CSI Progress Report. Philippe Fonta, managing director of the Cement Sustainability Initiative, takes a look back at the cement industry’s progress towards delivering on this agenda and ahead to the changing business and social environment in which it operates. The CSI Progress Report Over a decade ago, a group of leading cement companies came together...

Building on achievements

06 August 2012, Published under Cement News

In its recently-published Corporate Sustainable Development Report 2011, Holcim tracks its progress in achieving its sustainability targets. For the company’s new CEO, Bernard Fontana, sustainable development remains at the core of the group’s operations worldwide. The need for energy security and cost reduction leads cement producers such as Holcim to consider a wider range of energy options Holcim’s current energy policies place the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG) at th...