London, 26 January 2021 – The World Cement Association has launched the Gender Focus Network, an initiative aiming to improve the representation of women within the global cement community. WCA recognises that the cement industry around the world currently has a significant gender imbalance, and has founded the Gender Focus Network (GFN) to help increase awareness and to implement practical solutions to address this issue.

London, 18 January 2021 – The World Cement Association’s Professional Committees (Safety & Health, Environment & Climate Change and Technology & Innovation) announced their goals for the global cement industry in the new year at the WCA’s 4th General Assembly Meeting in December, taking the opportunity to review progress made so far and set priorities for the year ahead.  

15 January 2021

Cement Americas

Ian Riley, WCA CEO, has been interviewed for Cement Americas' "The Cement Industry in 2021" overview, offering insight into the outlook for the global industry in the new year, based on the experiences of WCA members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

21 December 2020

ForConstructionPros

"We are optimistic that by accelerating the development of decarbonisation technologies and by applying best practices in energy efficiency, alternative fuels and use of alternative cementitious materials, the cement industry will be able to fully decarbonise.” Ian Riley, WCA CEO has been interviewed by ForConstructionPros, sharing his insights on cement industry decarbonisation for their Mission: Carbon Zero article. 

London, 21 December 2020 - The World Cement Association announced it has appointed two new Directors: Roland van Wijnen, CEO of Africa’s PPC Ltd., and Mahendra Singhi Managing Director & CEO of India’s Dalmia Cement. The appointments were agreed in a vote at the WCA General Assembly Meeting on the 10th of December 2020.

15 December 2020 – The President of the World Cement Association (WCA), Song Zhiping, addressed an international audience of senior cement industry leaders with his keynote speech at the WCA 4th General Assembly Meeting, held virtually on December 10th.