HeidelbergCement Renews Sustainability Commitment

HeidelbergCement announced the launch of Sustainability Commitments 2030, the six-point successor to its current Sustainability Ambitions 2020 program. Sustainability Commitments will center on reducing carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent from 1990 levels; steering 80 percent of the research & development budget to sustainable products; increasing natural resource substitution with by-products or recycled materials; and eliminating lost-time accidents.

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Cemex Sells Remaining GCC Shares

Cemex announced that it sold a 9.47 percent direct interest in Mexico-based Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) for approximately $168 million, which will be used mainly for debt reduction and general corporate purposes. The company continues to have a 20 percent indirect interest in GCC through CAMCEM, an entity that owns a majority interest in GCC and in which Cemex has a direct interest.

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Cemex Honored for Energy Efficiency, Land Stewardship

Cemex received the Southern California Edison (SCE) 2017 Energy Efficiency Award for its commitment to conserving energy and land stewardship at its Victorville cement plant, which has served the California High Desert community for more than 100 years. Company representatives were presented with the award during the 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.

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CRH to Acquire Ash Grove Cement

Overland Park, Kan.-based Ash Grove Cement Co. announced that shareholders controlling just over 63 percent of the company’s voting stock have approved an Agreement and Plan of Merger with CRH plc. The $3.5 billion transaction remains subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in late 2017 or early 2018.

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