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World Cement Association appoints Director of climate change programme

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World Cement Association (WCA) has appointed Bernard Mathieu as Director of its climate change programme. In this role, he will lead the WCA CEOs’ Global Forum on Climate Change that aims to draft the WCA roadmap on climate change. The forum will take place on 27-28th June 2018 in Paris.

“I am delighted to be supporting the WCA’s efforts to promote climate change values in the global cement industry and finding new ways for sustainable businesses, to tackle some of the planet’s biggest issues,” said Bernard Mathieu. “The collaborative approach advocated by the WCA is really important if we are to succeed in these goals, and I look forward to sharing ideas with representatives from other organisations and associations in the run-up to the WCA GFCC”.

Bernard has 22 years of experience in the cement, concrete, and aggregate business, holding a range of roles related to sustainability, including LafargeHolcim, where he was Head of Sustainable Development, HeidelbergCement, where he was Head of Global Environmental Sustainability, and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change where he represented the cement industry on climate issues.

“Bernard represents a fantastic appointment for us at the WCA," said Norman Greig, Secretary General of the World Cement Association. "He is a highly respected figure in the industry and his experience and insight will be invaluable as we work to develop a roadmap on climate change and prepare for the WCA GFCC.”

The WCA Global Forum on Climate Change will bring together CEO, leaders of the association’s member companies, and external stakeholders, to address the environmental challenges the cement industry faces.

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