According to worldcement.com, the World Cement Association (WCA) will be launched on 27 September to represent and promote the cement industry worldwide, as well as support the commercial and legal interests of its members internationally.
WCA’s corporate members will be worldwide cement manufacturers and will have full voting rights at General Assemblies and will elect the board of directors. World Cement Association has associate memberships for cement equipment manufacturers, logistics, shipping and trading companies, suppliers and service providers to the cement industry. National and regional associations and other related industry bodies will be affiliated members, says the report.
The World Cement Association will give members access to its comprehensive cement industry statistical data service, and will host industry events, seminars and awards. It also aims to promote industry best practice at all levels, especially in emerging markets, with focus areas including sustainability, climate change, health & safety and promoting fair trade practices worldwide.