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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...

Pakistan: Lucky Cement wins HSE Award 2017

04 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd has won a Health, Safety and Environment award in the category of “The Responsibility for Health and Safety,” at the 2017 International Environment, Health & Safety Awards Gala, held in Karachi, Pakistan.   Speaking of the occasion, Amin Ganny, chief operating officer of Lucky Cement: “Lucky Cement is committed to cultivating an environment that ensures HSE is embedded at its core. By fortifying its HSE goals with the pillars of perpetual progress, the company is in pursuit...

Cemex publishes report on environmental and social achievements in 2016

31 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has published its first integrated report , covering 2016. The report brings together the information that the company had in published in separate annual and sustainability reports in previous years. The integrated report thus covers both Cemex’s financial performance for 2016, which the firm had already released in February , and its work in other areas, including its efforts to improve environmental performance and to promote corporate social responsibility. “As a unified gl...

Cementos Argos

25 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has received a Gold Class award in the RobecoSAM 2017 Sustainability Yearbook, the highest possible accolade in the annual publication that looks at how companies value and manage their environmental and social impact. The Colombia-based cement producer was included in the 2017 Yearbook after being recognised as the most sustainable cement company in the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index due to its good social, environmental and economic practices. Cementos Argos ...