HeidelbergCement Earns ISS-oekom Prime Status

HeidelbergCement announced that it received an ESG rating of C+ from ISS-oekom, which provides ESG research and ratings that enable clients to identify risks and opportunities. As a result, HeidelbergCement is now considered one of the sustainability leaders in the construction materials sector and is authorized to use the ISS-oekom Prime label.

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WCA Announces World Cement Conference in Shanghai

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced that its annual conference will be held in China for the first time, this year. The WCA World Cement Conference will take place Sept. 9-11 in Shanghai, and will focus on “Innovation for a Sustainable Industry.”

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Lafarge’s Richmond Plant Aims to Be Most Carbon Efficient in Canada

Lafarge Canada Inc.’s Richmond, B.C., facility recently launched a new and improved lower carbon fuel (LCF) system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of cement. The initiative aims to make the facility the most carbon efficient cement plant in Canada. It will also help minimize landfill waste; specifically, non-recyclable plastics that are creating a backlog for municipalities across Canada.

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March Cement Shipments Decrease Slightly

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in March 2019 were 7.3 million metric tons (Mt), a slight decrease from the roughly 7.4 Mt in March 2018, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through March totaled 19.4 Mt, an increase of 2.4% from those for the same period in 2018. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in March were, in descending order, Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama.

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