More and more, together with our stakeholders, we are realising the importance of doing our best to conserve our environment. By nature of our business, the cement industry is responsible for about 5% of the world's green house gases released into the atmosphere. As AfriSam, one of our values is 'Planet' and as such, we make every effort to minimise the emission of these harmful gases.
As a result of on-going research, we were able to come up with a product that has a carbon (co2) footprint of 453g/kg, which is almost half of the world average of 890g/kg. This is our Eco Building Cement.
“We were able to come up with a product that has a carbon (CO2) footprint of 453g/kg, which is almost half of the world average of 890g/kg”
This cement is specially blended high quality cement suitable for use in all structural and building applications. It is made using a combination of Portland cement and mineral components which are less harmful to the environment.
It also complies with the SANS50197 cement specification for common cements. For the benefit of our customers, we constantly monitor and maintain the composition to guarantee a high quality performance in the 42.5MPa strength class.
This benefit has been extended to all our readymix operations and quarries. We have been able to create concrete mixes that use high amounts of fly ash and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag which emit low levels of co2 in their production.