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Hanson updates on 2016 sustainability highlights

17 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK’s 2017 sustainability report shows capital investment by the company is up 40 per cent with a significant amount spent on projects to save energy, reduce emissions and improve its sites.   The annual report, which covers the 2016 calendar year, details progress against the company’s 2020 sustainability targets including people, communities, carbon, waste and water. Highlights include: • reaching 2020 target for use of recycled planings in new asphalt ahead of schedule. • wa...

LafargeHolcim accelerates biodiversity efforts in southeast Asia

12 July 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is accelerating its efforts on biodiversity conservation and has signed an agreement with Fauna & Flora International (FFI), a leading NGO focussed on biodiversity. Under the agreement, FFI will perform an independent external review of the group’s existing biodiversity management plans (BMPs) at sites in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. The NGO will also contribute to the development of a group-wide strategy on karst management since karst areas are an important hab...

ACC updates on sustainable development achievements

23 June 2017, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd of India, part of the LafargeHolcim group, yesterday released its 2016 Sustainability Report where its emissions show a reduction of 30 per cent from the 1990 baseline. Among the highlights from the report, during the year ACC commissioned Hybrid Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP) at its Jamul plant and and upgraded its coal mill bag house and cooler ESP at the Gagal plant. The new Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) system at the Wadi and Chanda, and sewage water treatment plants at Lakher...

Sustainable Primavera

13 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The construction and operation of cement plants carry the potential to have a profound impact on the local environment and communities. However, with a strategic approach that considers a cement producer’s return on social investment, they can be a force for good, bringing mutual benefits for the company and these communities. By Álvaro Lorenz, Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil. In June 2017 Votorantim Cimentos will be celebrating its first year of operation at the 1.2Mta Primavera plant...

Cemex USA recognised for land stewardship

24 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has been recognised by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for its ongoing commitment to sustainability and land stewardship with the 2017 Lone Star Land Steward Award for the Trans Pecos Ecoregion. The award recognises Cemex, the El Carmen Land & Conservation Co LLC and part owner of the ECLCC, Josiah Austin, for their dedication to excellence in wildlife and natural-resource management through work in Texas at the El Carmen Nature Reserve, a private trans-boundary conservat...

MPA publishes latest Sustainable Development Performance summary

15 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published its 2016 Sustainable Development (SD) Performance Summary which it states demonstrates the Mineral Products industry's commitment to action on sustainability and evidence based reporting. The key highlights include: • Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate - MPA members' Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate deteriorated slightly from 3.25 to 3.79. This was coupled with five fatalities of four employees and one contractor recorded in 2015 indicat...

Cemex USA recognised for safety, energy efficiency & environmental stewardship

10 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Three Cemex USA cement plants have been recognised with five awards from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) for outstanding achievements in safety performance, safety innovation, and energy and environmental stewardship. Cemex's Victorville, Brooksville South and Balcones cement plants were each presented with awards from the PCA on 9 May 2017, at the organisation's spring meeting in Washington DC. "Cemex is committed to safe and sustainable business practices throughout our operat...

MI Cement signs MoUs with Housing and Building Research Institute

09 May 2017, Published under Cement News

MI Cement Factory or Crown Cement and GPH Ispat have signed two separate memoranda of understanding with the Housing and Building Research Institute to develop environment-friendly construction materials. The two agreements were signed by Crown Cement Executive Director, Md Habibur Rahman Mollah, GPH Ispat Director, Md Ashrafuzzaman, and Housing and Building Research Institute Director Engineer, Mohammad Abu Sadeque on Sunday, local media report. The Housing and Building Research Insti...

Ambuja Compocem launched

04 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement announced it has launched its composite cement, Ambuja Compocem, to the Indian markets of Bihar and Jharkhand. The LafargeHolcim company said in a statement that its Chhattisgarh facility has become is first cement plant in India to develop a composite cement after rigorous research over the last year and a half. The new offering is a combination of cement, flyash and slag. Speaking at the launch of the product, Ajay Kapur, MD and CEO of Ambuja Cement, said: "Ambuja Compocem...

The Netherlands: first Concrete Sustainability Council certificates awarded

19 April 2017, Published under Cement News

The first certificates for Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) responsible sourcing were awarded during Building Holland, one of the major trade fairs for building, renovation and redevelopment in The Netherlands. The first companies that successfully finished the process were two ready-mixed concrete producers (both silver), two precast producers (both bronze) and a producer of raw materials. After launching the CSC responsible sourcing system in January 2017, there is great interes...