Holcim Releases 2014 Corporate Sustainable Development Report

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Holcim released its 2014 Corporate Sustainable Development Report that outlines the company’s economic, environmental and social performance and presents Holcim’s objectives for the areas of OH&S, social responsibility, sustainability and enhanced solutions, climate change, resources and communities. The report builds on the “Holcim Sustainable Development Ambition 2030” announced in 2013. The Ambition, which was developed in consultation with a broad range of…

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Former Ash Grove Cement Chairman, President Sunderland Dies

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Ash Grove Cement Co. announced James P. Sunderland, former company chairman and president, died May 27. Sunderland joined the Ash Grove Lime and Portland Cement Co. in 1957 as its corporate secretary in Kansas City. In his 43-year career at Ash Grove Cement, Sunderland held several leadership positions including serving as the company’s chairman and president. During Sunderland’s tenure, Ash Grove…

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Cemex Optimizes Carbon Footprint with Alternative Fuels

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As part of its sustainability efforts, Cemex continuously strives to find ways to meet the demands of a growing urban society without compromising the planet for future generations, according to the company. An alternative fuels program is a key part to its sustainable manufacturing. Cemex has become a leading user of alternative fuels in the cement industry, the company noted in its…

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April Cement Shipments Up 4 Percent

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in April 2015 were about 7.7 million metric tons (Mt), up by 4.1 percent from the level in April 2014, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through April totaled 24.1 Mt, up by 5.1 percent from the same period…

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