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Holcim Germany plants awarded CSC certificates

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Two Holcim Germany plants have been awarded Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) certificates: ready-mixed concrete plant, Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate) and gravel plant, Kieswerk Kaarst (North Rhine-Westphalia). The certificates were awarded in January after a complex test procedure.

The certificates are a high-quality proof of the sustainable extraction of raw materials and the production of ready-mixed concrete, targeting concrete producers, cement producers, and manufacturers of aggregates. They support the transparency of the production process of ready-mixed concrete and its supply chain, as well as its social and environmental impact. For Holcim Germany, cement plants Beckum, Dortmund, and Duisburg have each already achieved a CSC certificate in 2018.

For ready-mixed concrete, the company’s Mainz plant achieved the ‘Gold’ certification. The plant achieved 79.4% in the process, which is among the best results ever achieved in Germany.

For Kieswerk Kaarst, the plant has received a ‘silver’ certificate, which is the best ever to be granted in the area of aggregates and the first of its kind in Germany (the other certificates have been issued in the Netherlands).

Further Holcim Germany locations will be undergoing certification in the coming weeks and months. The handover of the awards by certifier Bundesverband Transportbeton will take place within the framework of the Ulmer Betontage (between 19 and 21 February 2019).

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