Date published: March 27, 2012
CEMEX in Bangladesh recently inaugurated a
state-of-the-art fly ash unloading system at the
company's newly constructed river port in Narayangaj city
located 40 minutes from capital city Dhaka. The US$1.8
million investment will upgrade CEMEX's operations in the
country and strengthen the company´s commitment to
sustainable development and environmental protection.
Fly-ash is a combustion residue that can be used as a
non-clinker cementitious material. The fly ash unloading
system will minimize the dust emissions created during
unloading, an improvement from the previous manual fly ash
materials handling process. The new system is in line with
the Bangladeshi government's initiatives towards air and
"Our sustainability model ensures that we concentrate our
efforts and resources on the issues of highest relevance to
our business and greatest concern to our stakeholders, and
our commitment to sustainability in Bangladesh, in the
Asian region, and globally ensures that we meet the needs
of the current generation, without compromising the future
ones," says CEMEX Asia Regional President Joaquin Estrada.
CEMEX in Bangladesh's president, Edwin Hufemia, further
highlighted the fly ash system inauguration as an important
echelon in CEMEX's commitment to sustainability. He added
that the company is incorporating sustainable practices
into all of CEMEX's daily operations and decision making
processes worldwide. The managing director concluded that
both the fly ash system and the port are of crucial
importance as the company is measuring greenhouse gas
emissions of CEMEX products worldwide and finding ways to
reduce them through its Carbon Footprint Tool.
By managing its carbon footprint, enhancing its value
creation, and engaging key stakeholders, CEMEX continually
fosters sustainable practices worldwide and thus building a
smarter world together with other actors.
This press release was issued by CEMEX SAB de CV and was initially posted at http://www.cemex.com/MediaCenter/Story/Story20120327.aspx . It was distributed, unedited and unaltered, by noodls on 2012-03-27 19:37:11 PM. The issuer is solely responsible for the accuracy of the information contained therein.