Lafarge, others advocate innovation, sustainable construction under GCCA
LafargeHolcim and eight other companies in the cement and concrete sector have unveiled the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), a new progressive group dedicated to developing and strengthening the industry’s contribution to sustainable construction.
The association, according to a statement from Lafarge, will focus on driving advancements in sustainable construction, working to enhance the cement and concrete industry’s contribution to a variety of global social and developmental challenges.
To this end, GCCA will promote the development of durable, resilient and environmentally sensitive buildings and infrastructure at global level.
GCCA’s founding members are CEMEX, CNBM, CRH, Dangote, Eurocement, HeidelbergCement, LafargeHolcim, Taiheiyo and Votorantim.
With concrete now representing the world’s second most consumed product after water, issues at the forefront of the organisation’s agenda include sustainable development and urbanisation, as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation.
In addition, GCCA aims to foster innovation throughout the construction value chain, in collaboration with both industry associations and inspiring architects, engineers and innovators.
In this way, the association aspires to demonstrate how concrete solutions can meet global construction challenges and sustainable development goals, while simultaneously showcasing responsible industrial leadership in the manufacture and use of cement and concrete.
Meanwhile, for their commitment and support to its services and products, Lafarge Africa Plc has rewarded customers from the South East and South-South region of the country.