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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 ...

Cementos Argos becomes a member sustainability index

19 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has joined the FTSE Good Emerging Index which measures the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. The index is operated by FTSE Russell and is listed by Rate the Raters as one of the top three indexes in the global sustainability market and is recognised as an index for ESG issues for investment decisions.

Eric Olsen to chair Cement Sustainability Initiative in 2017

14 December 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Chief Executive Eric Olsen has been appointed as chairman of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) for 2017. Mr Olsen’s appointment was confirmed at the CSI’s annual CEOs meeting this week. The CSI is part of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and is made up of nine core members and 15 other participating members, drawn from the world’s largest cement firms. “It is an honour for me to be chairing this important industry organisation in the coming ...

Cemtech's 25th Anniversary Conference & Exhibition

02 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement professionals from over 40 nations gathered at The Westin Palace, Madrid, to celebrate Cemtech’s 25th Anniversary on 18-21 September. Following major events staged in Dubai and Manila earlier this year, this final celebration marked another successful year of growth for the industry’s leading independent cement conference. Delegates settle down to the first morning presentations in the conference hall Cemtech conferences now span the globe, with annual events in Europe, M...

Germany: a positive outlook?

31 October 2016, Published under Cement News

As the German economy continues to expand, investment in construction is rising. However, the recovery of the key market appears to be slowing and cement demand in 2015 slipped when compared to the previous year’s volumes. But with imports declining and exports recovering, the outlook for domestic cement producers is improving. Will Germany's cement producers be able to look forward to a continued recovery in the domestic construction market? The German economy expanded 1.7 per ...

World Cement Association launched

28 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Tuesday 27 September saw the launch of The World Cement Association (WCA), which will represent and promote the cement industry worldwide. The association will give its members access to comprehensive statistical data, host industry events, seminars and awards. It also strives to promote industry best practice at all levels, especially in emerging markets, with a focus on sustainability, health and safety, climate change and fair trade practices. WCA corporate members will include worldwi...

Cementos Argos

27 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has agreed to purchase the Essroc cement plant in Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA, from HeidelbergCement. The deal, which is reputedly worth around US$650m, forms part of HeldelbergCement’s divestment plans resulting from its ongoing acquisition of Essroc’s parent company, Italcementi. To help fund the purchase, Cementos Argos has sold a 20 per cent stake in its Panamanian subsidiary to Panama-based real estate investment firm Grupo Provivienda for US$126m. This leaves Cemento...

Addressing climate change

07 September 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim operates 239 integrated and grinding plants with around 374Mta capacity and consumed 785mGJ of energy in 2015. As the largest multinational construction materials company in the world, what it says and does in relation to sustainability is of crucial importance for the industry as a whole. Ahead of his presentation at Cemtech’s 25th Anniversary in Madrid, Bernard Mathieu, Head of Sustainable Development at LafargeHolcim, discusses the company’s performance and contribution in r...