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2013-02-20 16:22:45

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bhamragarh Forest Division of India's Maharashtra Forest Department has become the country's first natural forest management program to earn Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for responsible forestry. Third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) conducted the audit of the 378,000-hectare area and issued the certification. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120827/MM63583LOGO) In addition to being the first...

2013-02-01 16:28:09

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Greater Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR), a Canadian tradition where hundreds of engineering students build and race concrete toboggans, recently concluded its 39(th) year in Vancouver, British Columbia. Holcim Canada once again challenged students to build their toboggans in a sustainable manner by offering the Holcim Canada Sustainable Concrete Toboggan Prize. The entries were evaluated by looking at criteria such as the use of recycled...

2013-01-03 16:22:06

SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Open Doors will release its 2013 World Watch List of 50 countries that are the worst persecutors of Christians on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 during a press conference in Washington, D.C. The press conference will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 529 14(th) St. NW. "The annual World Watch List has raised awareness of the plight of persecuted Christians for many years," says Open Doors USA...

2012-12-27 16:22:43

STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Holcim (US) Ste. Genevieve cement plant located in Bloomsdale, Missouri is participating in a year-long community service initiative marking the centennial of its parent company, Holcim Ltd. Holcim (US), one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components, celebrated its 100-year anniversary by participating in Together for Communities, an initiative in which employees lead local volunteer projects....

2012-12-27 12:22:53

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Holcim (US) Midlothian cement plant located in Midlothian, Texas is participating in a year-long community service initiative marking the centennial of its parent company, Holcim Ltd. Holcim (US), one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components, celebrated the 100-year anniversary by participating in Together for Communities, an initiative in which employees lead local volunteer projects. "The...

2012-12-06 08:22:02

EMERYVILLE, Calif, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Australia named third-party auditor SCS Global Services its "Certification Body of the Year" at its Annual Excellence Awards 2012 ceremony held in Melbourne on November 26th. SCS, which is accredited to perform audits under FSC's standards for responsible forestry and chain-of-custody, was recognized for its educational activities that raised awareness of the FSC system and excellent stakeholder...

2012-12-05 16:25:14

Throughout 2012, Holcim Canada employees rally to give back to the community through the global Together for Communities initiative MONTREAL, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Holcim (Canada) Inc., a leading supplier of building materials and construction services, celebrates the success of its Together for Communities (TFC) employee volunteer initiative through a series of special photo exhibition events documenting the year-long initiative. As part of a larger global movement in honour of...

2012-11-28 12:27:34

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Holcim (US) Portland facility is participating in a year-long community service initiative to mark the centennial anniversary of its parent company, Holcim Ltd. Holcim (US), one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components, is celebrating its 100-year anniversary by participating in Together for Communities, an initiative in which employees lead local volunteer projects. "Our employees at the Portland...

2012-11-27 08:22:08

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading third-party certification firm SCS Global Services issued its first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) "Project" certification in the United States at Greenbuild 2012 this year, recognizing FSC U.S.'s use of FSC-certified wood in its exhibit booth. SCS, one of the world's leading FSC certifiers, certified the mill where the timber was processed and the booth itself (certificate number SCS-PRO-004392). (Logo:...

2012-09-07 02:27:45

CHICAGO, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Holcim (US) Inc. Chicago Skyway facility located in Chicago, IL has embarked on a volunteer project to help the Juan Diego Community Center upgrade its facility. Employees have installed new flooring, painted walls, and have performed other light remodeling projects at the facility. The Holcim (US) community service initiative "Together for Communities" marks the centennial anniversary of its parent company, Holcim Ltd, and involves employees...