Facility to process municipal waste into alternative fuel launched in Payatas Project to contribute to waste management efforts of Quezon City

Manila, April 22, 2013 – To support the waste management efforts of Quezon City, a waste-processing facility has been officially launched in Payatas by Mundo Verde Corporation (MVC) in partnership with the Quezon City local government. The facility will help reduce the volume of waste in the Payatas landfill while at the same time produce Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), an alternative fuel that can be used in the cement-making process. 

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Makati City, June 27, 2013 – In an effort to bolster the company’s health and safety culture, Lafarge Republic Inc. (LRI) engaged a United Sates Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Outreach Trainer to provide advanced industry safety training for Lafarge executives and DOLE safety trainers.

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Manila, May 28 2013 – Lafarge Republic Inc. (LRI) reported during its Annual General Stockholders meeting that its consolidated 2012 sales revenue amounted to Php 19.9 Billion, a 15% increase over the previous year. LRI cited innovative sales and marketing campaigns as major contributors to the growth which was achieved despite of one-off reliability issues with key equipment during the first half of the year.

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Cement haulers ready to adopt code of accountability for safety

Close to 300 cement haulers, truckers, road transport experts and road safety advocates from around the country are ready to sign a common Code of Accountability for Safety. This will be during the Second Vehicle and Traffic Safety conference on… Continue reading

CEMEX to launch new project

Naga City, Cebu — In line with the national government’s Philippine Energy Plan, a cement company here is set to implement a new waste-to-energy project.

Such project is also expected to reduce the volume of solid waste in Cebu province… Continue reading

Keeping people safe at work a priority for Holcim Philippines

The first thing that visitors notice when they go to a manufacturing facility of Holcim Philippines is how strictly the company implements its safety policies.

Plant visitors who need to go outside the administrative building are required to use “personal protective equipment” – hard hats, steel-toed boots and reflectorized shirts or vests. If they go to the manufacturing areas, they will also be asked to put on dust masks, goggles, gloves and something that looks like marshmallow candies but are actually ear plugs.

At the gate, all non-plant employees are given a safety manual and briefed on how to conduct themselves inside the facility. The reminders continue inside the plant, as signage after signage prompt them to stay alert.

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CEMEX wins ‘Grand Master’ at Zero Basura Olympics

CEMEX wins 'Grand Master' at Zero Basura OlympicsAlongside other responsible companies that keep an eye on their businesses to ensure that their operations are eco-friendly, CEMEX bagged the prestigious ‘Grand Master’ award at the Zero Basura Olympics (ZBO) for Business last June 26.

CEMEX’s winning entry was the waste reduction efforts at the APO Cement Plant in Cebu. ZBO recognized CEMEX for its solid waste management program that makes use of residuals as fuel source for its co-processing unit.

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Cement plant’s quarry sites forested

CEBU CITY, Cebu (PNA) – Old limestone and pozzolan quarry sites within the country’s second oldest cement plant in Naga City, southern Cebu, have been rehabilitated and converted into pockets of forested areas.

More than five hectares of mined-out areas in Sitio Sindulan, Barangay Tinaan, Naga City within the 192-hectare property of the Apo Cement Plant have been converted into small forest areas, said the cement plant’s environment, health and safety engineer, Jenevy Patalinjug.

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Green footprint in cement plant

CEMEX does its share in protecting Mother Earth by seeking ways to enable customers build more sustainable structures while mitigating environmental impacts.

The Mexican cement giant constantly has improved its performance as an efficient, agile, and innovative company by identifying, sharing, and implementing best practices across its global network of plants and facilities.

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Holcim Philippines employee training program cited

For ensuring that learning from classroom trainings for employees have clear benefits to and applications in the company, leading cement manufacturer Hocim Philippines, Inc. was cited in the second Gawad Maestro Awards by the Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD) as this year’s best program for workplace learning and performance.

In May, the company received this year’s Outstanding Workplace Learning and Performance Program (WLP) for its Training Results thru Assessment, Coaching and Keen Monitoring (TRACK!) initiative.

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