The Cement Association of Canada’s 2006 Canadian Cement Industry Sustainability Report cites long-standing commitment to developing technologies and processes
The Cement Association of Canada’s 2006 Canadian Cement Industry Sustainability Report cites long-standing commitment to developing technologies and processes to reduce the industry’s environmental footprint. Since 1990, Canadian operators have improved kiln efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions per ton of cementitious product, while boosting the rate of fuel derived from alternative sources to 8 percent. The industry is also working with the Canadian government on carbon dioxide reduction targets. Canadian cement companies have agreed to take specific actions in six areas identified by the CSI: climate protection and CO2 management; responsible use of fuels and materials; employee health and safety; emissions monitoring and reporting; local impacts on land and communities; and reporting and communications.
This report demonstrates to Canadians the extent to which the cement industry has embraced sustainable development, says CAC Chairman Alan Kreisberg (Lafarge North America). By measuring the performance of Canadian companies against the CSI commitments, we have shown that our interest is not only in making pledges, but also in being held accountable for results. The report lays out areas where we have made progress and also where we have more work to do, as an industry and a country. The complete sustainability report is available on the CAC web site http://report.cement.ca