Lafarge targets 20 percent recycled content factor in mix designs

Source: Lafarge Group, Paris

Lafarge has entered a new phase in its sustainability commitment with the recent launch of Sustainability Ambitions 2020. The 34 new sustainability ambitions are organized around the three main pillars of sustainable development—social, economic, and environmental—and are coupled with demanding quantitative targets.

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Holcim on track to achieve sustainability targets

Source: Holcim Group, Jona, Switzerland

The 2011 Holcim Corporate Sustainable Development Report shows that the Holcim Group is on track to achieve its sustainability targets. The self-imposed targets for reducing dust and NOx emissions have been met, and Holcim remains a leader in the industry with the lowest CO2 emissions per metric ton of cement produced. For CEO Bernard Fontana, sustainable development is very important, with the highest priority being occupational health and safety.

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Cemex alternative fuels strategy leads to 1.8 million tons less CO2 emission

Source: CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico

Cemex announced recently that it has invested more than US$175 million, adjusted its production process and installed equipment to prepare, handle, and feed alternative fuels into its cement kilns. In 2011, Cemex achieved approximately a 25 percent alternative fuel substitution rate in its cement production, the highest rate among its global peers. The alternative fuel strategy has helped the company avoid the use of close to 2 million tons of coal and the emission of 1.8 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

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