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LafargeHolcim Names New CFO

LafargeHolcim announced the appointment of Géraldine Picaud as chief financial officer and member of the executive committee, effective Feb. 1, 2018. Current CFO Ron Wirahadiraksa, who joined LafargeHolcim from Philips in December 2015, has “decided to pursue opportunities outside the group,” according to the company.He will however remain in his role to provide a smooth handover to Picaud in due course.

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Canadian Industry Leaders Converge on Parliament Hill

More than 60 Canadian cement and concrete industry delegates gathered at Parliament Hill in Ottawa last month to meet with ministers, members of Parliament, senators and senior civil servants to convey the importance of the industry.

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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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