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GCCA joins world leaders at UN’s climate action roundtable

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) participated in the UN Secretary-General’s high-level roundtable on climate action yesterday, joining world leaders as a part of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

HS2 project uses CEMEX low carbon concrete

As part of its ambition to build the most sustainable high speed railway in the world, HS2 contractors in London have begun using Vertua, a new low carbon concrete product which provides a reduction of 42% in CO2 in comparison to a standard concrete.

FLSmidth signs globally with CheckProof

The company has expanded its agreement with CheckProof, after having successfully digitised front line work on sites in China, India, Kazakhstan and Arizona, US.

LafargeHolcim signs net zero pledge with Science-Based Targets

The company has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C,’ becoming the first global building materials company to sign the pledge with intermediate targets for 2030, validated by SBTi2.


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PCA presents Holcim Holly Hill cement plant with Land Stewardship award

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has awarded the Holcim Holly Hill cement plant in South Carolina with its 2020 Land Stewardship award, which recognises an industry participant that “goes above and beyond” what is required to provide environmental solutions at a facility.

 
 

PCA announces 2020 Energy and Environment Award Winners

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has announced the winners of the 2020 Energy and Environment (E&E) Awards, recognising outstanding environmental and community relations efforts that go above and beyond what is required.

 

Breedon shares trading update

The company reports that it has delivered an encouraging trading performance since demand began to return in early May after the COVID-19 lockdown, with the improving trend that was reported for June and July at the time of the company’s interim results continuing into August.

 

HeidelbergCement shares ‘Beyond 2020’ strategy

The company is presenting its new strategy ‘Beyond 2020’ at this year's Capital Markets Day. Key elements of the strategy are new medium-term financial and sustainability targets that the Group aims to achieve by 2025.

 

LafargeHolcim to participate in HackZurich

With its global open innovation platform LH MAQER, LafargeHolcim is inviting talented data and technical minds to reinvent sustainable cities by participating in HackZurich, Europe's largest hackathon, on 18 – 20 September 2020.

 
 

CEMEX announces the framework of ‘Operation Resilience’

The company has announced the framework of ‘Operation Resilience,’ its medium-term strategy, that incorporates the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and lays out a plan to enhance EBITDA growth over the next three years.