Modern Cement Manufacture and the Cement Industry's Sustainability Initiative

Sustainable development is described to mean development that meets the needs of today without compromising the needs of future generations. This paper discusses the "Sustainability Initiative" of the cement industry, a joint action of ten internationally active cement producers. The purpose of the initiative is to: explore what sustainable development means for the 10 companies and the cement industry; identify and facilitate action that companies can take as a group and individually to accelerate to move toward sustainable development; provide a framework through which other cement companies can participate; and, provide framework for engaging external stakeholders. The spectrum of the Agenda for Action embraces: climate protection; primary and alternative fuels and raw materials; employee health and safety; emission reduction; local impacts; and internal business processes.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 17-30
  • Monograph Title: Role of Cement Science in Sustainable Development

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  • Accession Number: 01003654
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0727732463
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2005 2:56PM