First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
The Mineral Product Association (MPA
) has joined the new Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) as an affiliate.
The MPA's membership was confirmed at the official launch and first annual symposium of the GCCA in London earlier this month.
The GCCA says it intends to attract a broad and large representation of the cement industry. The goal is for its members represent at least 50% of global cement production capacity. Members are producers of Portland cement clinker and other natural cementitious clinkers for the manufacture of cement.
One of the GCCA's main aims is to develop and strengthen the sector’s contribution to sustainable construction. It plans to foster innovation throughout the construction value chain in collaboration with industry associations as well as architects, engineers and innovators.
The association says it will demonstrate how concrete solutions can meet global construction challenges and sustainable development goals while showcasing responsible industrial leadership in the manufacture and use of cement and concrete. Headquartered in London, England, the GCCA adds that it will complement and support the work done by associations at national and regional level
MPA CEO Nigel Jackson commented: “Our affiliation to GCCA builds on our valued membership of 12 European Regional Trade Associations covering aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar, silica sands. The strengthening of the link between the MPA’s national role, the regional associations and now the global level is a positive and logical next step in aligning the advocacy and influence of the industry in a fast changing and complex world.
“We look forward to playing an active role in the GCCA working with equally committed and passionate colleagues from around the world to showcase what a great industry this is and how our essential products and sustainable solutions underpin economies and our quality of life.”