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HeidelbergCement highlights achievements and plans in 2019 sustainability report

26 June 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement reiterated its sustainability focus on climate protection in its newly-published 2019 sustainability report. By 2030 the company plans to reduce its specific net CO 2 emissions per tonne of cement by 30 per cent compared with 1990. It was the first cement producer to have Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)-verified CO 2 reduction targets. Progress to date has seen these emissions fall by 22 per cent and  HeidelbergCement reduced its specific net CO 2 emissions to 589...

CMA highlights positive sector prospects and continued sustainability drive

26 June 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s cement industry is providing self-sufficiency and is well-placed to cater to the existing and future demand of cement, according to Marendra Singhi, CMA president, in the opening session of Green Cementech’s 2020 virtual conference on 24-26 June. He highlighted the considerable growth prospects of the country’s cement sector in view of the country’s need for infrastructure and housing programmes. In terms of the sector’s sustainability, Mr Singhi emphasised that the country operate...

Cemex's climate strategy still on track

26 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it will be continuing to move ahead with its climate action strategy, as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In February the company announced it had set a target for a 35 per cent reduction of its net specific CO 2 emissions per tonne of cement compared with its 1990 baseline. "Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, and we believe that we can continue to address it as a fundamental component of our efforts to recover from the COVI...

Nuvoco Vistas Corp sets water and energy consumption goals

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Jayakumar Krishnaswamy, managing director of Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd, announces new sustainability goals for the company on World Environment Day On the occasion of 'World Environment Day', Friday 5 June 2020, and considering Nuvoco's long term commitment to sustainability and environment care, Nuvoco Vistas Corporation Ltd reports that it has set a new goal in reducing its environmental footprint. Mr Jayakumar Krishnaswamy, managing director of Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd,...

New Group Head of Sustainability appointed at Breedon

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group has appointed Donna Hunt as its first Group Head of Sustainability. In the newly-created role, Donna will be responsible for developing and implementing an effective sustainability strategy to shape the group's practices and performance, ultimately improving the sustainability of Breedon’s operations, products and services. Donna brings over 20 years' knowledge and experience to Breedon, having held several senior sustainability, environmental and stakeholder engagement p...

LafargeHolcim secures top spot in sector for Sustainalytics' ESG ratings

27 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Sustainalytics, a global leader in environmental, social and governance risks (ESG) and Corporate Governance research and ratings, published its latest LafargeHolcim ESG Risk Rating. Of all 101 construction materials companies analysed, LafargeHolcim rated first. The company was also in the top 20 per cent of all 12,000 companies assessed across all sectors.   Magali Anderson, chief sustainability officer: "We are very proud of this industry-leading ESG ranking. It positions LafargeHolcim as...

Cement for the future

19 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Following a significant investment at its Rioclaro plant in Colombia, Cementos Argos has started the production of green cement based on the thermal activation of clays. Along with an increase in alternative fuel use, the step is key in supplying the company’s domestic and export customers with sustainable and low-carbon cement. By Cementos Argos, Colombia. Following an investment of US$78m in its Rioclaro plant, Colombia, Cementos Argos will be able to produce a range of ‘green’ c...

ScanTogo and CimBénin donate EUR39,636 to biosphere reserve

01 May 2020, Published under Cement News

ScanTogo and CimBénin (HeidelbergCement group) have donated EUR39,636 to support a project for the Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in the Mono Transboundary Biosphere Reserve, on the border of Benin and Togo. The two cement producers hope the donations helps to safeguard the reserve having launched the project to raise funds on 10 February 2020. "The biological diversity of the Mono Reserve is increasingly threatened by population growth and growing pressure on natural resources. ...

First sustainable credit to the Mexican cement industry agreed

27 April 2020, Published under Cement News

BBVA Mexico has formalised a sustainable credit for MXN2.2bn (US$88.7m) over a five-year term to Cooperativa La Cruz Azul. According to the bank, it is the first sustainable credit in the Mexican cement industry and also the first of this year. The producer is expected to use the funds to modernise its production plants in Hidalgo and Oaxaca to reduce energy and water consumption, thereby making its production more efficient and reinforcing its commitment to the environment. The credit...

GCP Applied Technologies releases 2020 sustainability vision

24 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Additive producer GCP Applied Technologies has released its vision on a sustainable future. As a leading manufacturer of construction technology products, GCP Applied Technologies states that it has a responsibility to make the building process more sustainable. In response to this the company has detailed three core sections for its 2020 sustainability vision. • Products: GCP product development, using technology and chemistry to develop solutions to reduce waste and increase efficiency • ...