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Indian cement industry commits to a low-carbon future

14 January 2019, Published under Cement News

A summit for the Indian cement industry, “Concreatech 2018 – Sustain to Gain”, was held at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi, on 29 November 2018. Organised by the Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA), industry leaders and over 400 delegates met to discuss the cement sector’s role in national development and commitment to low-carbon industrial development. Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State of Housing and Urban Affairs, delivers the conference’s keynote address The Indian cem...

Stepping up to climate change

09 January 2019, Published under Cement News

International Cement Review caught up with Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), at the organisation’s first AGM and Symposium in London, UK, to find out how the job has been going in his first few weeks since joining from the World Coal Association. ICR catches up with Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association ICR: Moving to cement from the coal industry, are there many similarities between the challenges facing t...

GCCA publishes its first six sustainability guidelines

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published its first six sustainability guidelines . The guidelines include a number of KPIs against which member companies must monitor and report on their sustainability performance across a number of key activities, this includes monitoring and reporting CO 2 emissions and other emissions from cement manufacturing, co-processing of fuels and materials, safety and water usage. "The Sustainability Guidelines are important as they pro...

Fit for the future

10 December 2018, Published under Cement News

With US$18bn invested over the past 10 years, the cement industry in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries has already addressed major challenges in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability. ICR speaks with Mikhail Skorokhod, chairman of cement producers’ association SoyuzCement and president of Eurocement Group, to find out what further lies ahead for the EEU cement industry. Mikhail Skorokhod, chairman of SoyuzCement and president of Eurocement ICR: Can you tell us...

Creating a voice

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) met for its first AGM and symposium at the Corinthia Hotel, London, UK, on Friday, 23 November 2018. With leading CEOs, sustainability, logistics, strategists and co-processing managers, as well as cement and concrete associations in attendance, delegates were informed of an agreed work programme for the GCCA going forward. In addition, the GCCA explained how it will create a voice for the cement and concrete industry, promoting cement as 'th...

Cement leaders meet in Delhi for industry summit

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Industry leaders met in New Delhi yesterday for 'Concreatech 2018 – Sustain to Gain', a summit organised by the Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA), to discuss the cement sector's role in national development and commitment to low carbon industrial development. Delegates were told that the Indian cement industry is on track for high growth as it commits to sustainable growth and ambitious CO 2 reduction targets. Mr Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State of Housing and Urb...

Let noble thoughts come

28 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd is one of India’s leading cement producers. ICR speaks with the CEO, Mahendra Singhi, about the company’s ambitions and its drive to develop a sustainable business. Mahendra Singhi, CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Ltd, is a major cement group in India with an installed cement production capacity of 27Mta at 11 plants across India. In the next few years, the company aims to increase this output...

Jordan: seeking opportunities

21 November 2018, Published under Cement News

In an interview with Khaled Huraibat, chairman of the Jordan Cement Producers’ Association, ICR finds out more about the latest developments in the country’s cement sector ahead of the 23rd AICCE, which takes place between 20-22 November in Amman, Jordan. Mr Huraibat highlights the challenges for the cement sector and provides his view on possible solutions. Khaled Huraibat, chairman of the Jordan Cement Producers’ Association ICR: The IMF has forecast economic growth of 2.5 pe...

Fostering mutual understanding

19 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Ahead of the 23rd Arab International Cement Conference and Exhibition (AICCE23) in Amman, Jordan, ICR speaks with Mohammad Khalaf Mohammad Al Manaseer, CEO of Manaseer Industrial Complex and representative of Jordan on the Board of Directors of the Arab Union for Cement and Building Materials. Mohammad Al Manaseer, CEO of Manaseer Industrial Complex ICR: Who founded the Manaseer Industrial Complex? Mohammad Khalaf Mohammad Al Manaseer (MKMAM): Manaseer Industrial Complex (MI...

GCCA appoints Andrew Minson to executive team

01 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has announced the appointment of Dr Andrew Minson as Concrete and Sustainable Construction Director. Dr Minson joins the GCCA from the UK-based Mineral Products Association and will take up the role in January 2019. Dr Minson will lead the GCCA’s work in promoting the sustainability value of concrete in the future of construction, according to a press release. "I am delighted to be taking on this role at the GCCA, working in a sector which ...