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2010 World Cement Top 6 released


Release time:

Sep 21,2011

Core tip: As for the annual release of the so-called list of the world's cement powers, some people in China's cement industry have always had a mentality of not understanding or even ignoring it. They think that a company with an annual sales of less than 30 million tons of cement should be listed in the world's cement powers. It is really unimaginable, while China has already had several cement groups with an output of more than 50 million tons, but none of them can squeeze into the world's cement powers, is it not fair and just? According to the practice in the past 40 years, in early August this year, the three major cement evaluation institutions recognized in the world-Eurostat, International Cement Review Magazine (ICR) and

Core tip: As for the annual release of the so-called list of the world's cement powers, some people in China's cement industry have always had a mentality of not understanding or even ignoring it. They think that a company with an annual sales of less than 30 million tons of cement should be listed in the world's cement powers. It is really unimaginable, while China has already had several cement groups with an output of more than 50 million tons, but none of them can squeeze into the world's cement powers, is it not fair and just?

According to the practice in the past 40 years, in early August this year, the three major cement evaluation institutions recognized in the world-European Cement Bureau of Statistics, International Cement Review Magazine (ICR) and World Cement Magazine (WorldCement) respectively released the 2010 World Cement Top 6 List, the three rankings are completely consistent.

The three world cement appraisal institutions believe that the top cement enterprise groups in the world are the same as those in 2009, and there are only six in 2010, namely Holcim in Switzerland, Lafarge in France, Heidelberg in Germany, Cemex in Mexico, Italcementi and BuzziUnicem in Italy. In addition to the top six, they all first mentioned China's China Building Materials Group (CNBM) and Anhui Conch Group (Conch), believing that these two companies have a strong momentum of development and deserve attention; secondly, they also mentioned Vicat, CRH, Dangote, Shanshui, Sinoma (Sinoma) and large cement groups in India and other countries, believing that the development of these cement companies should not be underestimated, finally, the Votoran-tim, Eurocement and Pacific Cement groups were mentioned.

For the annual release of the so-called list of the world's cement powers, some people in China's cement industry have always had a mentality of not understanding or even ignoring it, thinking that a company with annual sales of less than 30 million tons of cement should be ranked among the world's cement powers, which is really unimaginable. However, there have been several cement groups in China with an output of more than 50 million tons, but none of them can squeeze into the world's cement powers, is it not unfair and just? Since you do not recognize me, I can challenge your authority. Therefore, we claim that our company is the world's cement number x, x, etc. Coupled with the excessive exaggeration of some media, how to comment on the position of China Cement Group in the world rankings has become a sensitive topic for both Chinese and foreign cement circles.

For this reason, since the beginning of this century, I have been doing communication and exchange between the Chinese and foreign cement circles, respecting and learning from each other, and promoting win-win cooperation. I have successively published a series of articles such as "Basic Standards and Requirements for the Evaluation of Top 10 Cement in the World" and "Top 10 Cement in the World Not Only by Output" (see "Cement Production Technology and Progress of Pre-decomposition Kiln" P.182 ~ 192, Chemical Publishing House, 2005). It basically explained the so-called "unfair" question to the cement industry in China, and began to reverse the situation of lack of mutual understanding, exchange and cooperation between the Chinese and foreign cement industry. Some super-large cement enterprise groups in my country have begun to concentrate on practicing their internal skills, laying a solid foundation, and gradually keeping a low profile in external propaganda, warning the media that there is no need to talk to themselves and call themselves empty. Not long after, international review bodies have responded positively to this. Although China's leading enterprise groups have not yet been rated as one of the world's cement powers, China Building Materials and Conch Group have been placed in their corresponding positions, indicating the scientificity and impartiality of these institutions. Facts have proved that as long as we do a good job in all aspects of our work, with the increasing popularity and influence, it is impossible for the international community to turn a blind eye.

On the question of how China's cement enterprise groups can become stronger in the world and become one of the world's cement powers, I reiterate the following ardent expectations, taking into account the specific pattern of the cement industry at home and abroad and its development trend.

First of all, make great efforts to do a good job and submit in writing the three major reports of the enterprise for the cement industry every year, namely, social responsibility report, environment and energy consumption report, employee physical and mental health and production safety report; this is the necessary condition for being shortlisted in the world's cement powers, otherwise it may be rejected by one vote and lose the qualification. In fact, these three reports are also the basic work that every cement company in my country intends to upgrade to a higher level as a whole. China National Building Materials has submitted its annual social responsibility report since 2009, which has been well received by the industry. This is a good start. Although the social responsibility report contains a number of contents related to the environment, energy consumption, emissions and production safety, it is still a comprehensive report of many different industries involved in the enterprise group. It is hoped that the three major reports that can be gradually refined into the cement industry will be more perfect in the future. Obviously, China's cement enterprises should be in line with China's building materials in this respect, especially those super large cement enterprises should step up deployment and strive to catch up.

Secondly, for all the information that should be made public, China's cement enterprises should be as transparent and timely as possible. They should not only report good news but not bad news, especially when it comes to personal safety or work-related accidents. They should be in line with international practice, abandon the malpractice of "private", and pay special attention to controlling the number of work-related injury deaths per million working hours (about 500 people working for one year) to less than one person. Increase investment in production safety to ensure the physical and mental health of all employees.

Finally, I would like to say a word to the leaders of the leading enterprises in China's cement industry, because in a few years' time, several of your enterprises are likely to be among the top cement companies in the world. From the perspective of strategy, the author admonished you to keep an appropriate low profile, keep a low profile, keep a low profile, politely avoid media praise, strengthen international exchanges and cooperation, and produce three high-quality and high-level annual reports as soon as possible. By then, it is only natural that Chinese enterprises will be listed among the world's top cement companies. On the other hand, if we act too hastily, in case of any omission, resulting in haste but failure to achieve, will we not have to pay a large amount of unnecessary "tuition" and a long period of time? From a long-term point of view, comprehensively weighing the advantages and disadvantages and risks that may arise, it is the best policy to play steadily.