Kasese based cement makers Hima Cement Ltd have received the ISO certification for Environment Management System.
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“We remain committed to the integration of environmental and sustainability issues into our business activities,” said Jimmy Onen, Hima Cement’s Health and Safety and Environment Engineer.
The cement manufacturer according to Onen has been pursuing various projects to ensure the minimum possible harm to the environment as outlined in its environmental sustainability ambitions.
“For instance, the company has significantly reduced the use of Fossil fuel and now mostly uses natural clean fuels in its production operations thus reducing carbon emissions. Hima uses biomass fuels generated from coffee husks, rice husks, palm kernels, G-nuts husks and baggase which also supports Ugandan farmers.”
In 2013, Hima Cement completed installation of a new bag filter technology at its Kasese plant to stop dust Emissions
The company also continues with rehabilitation of all used up quarries to their former productive state.