To date, Kwikbuild Cement

has planted over 1928 trees with the potential of sequestering over 780.84 tons of carbon dioxide. We endeavour to carry on planting trees, and improving our foot print.

"He who plants a tree, plants a hope."
Lucy Larcom

TREE PLANTING INITIATIVE

Cement is one of the highest CO2 emitters in the world. We are already lessening that footprint with the use of various extenders, but the impact is still high especially taking into account the transport with the logistics.

We decided that planting large and sustainable indigenous trees was a good way to start. Trees are often overlooked when expanding cities uproot them, for the sake of new developments. Replacing and planting additional trees at our client’s sites further assist our carbon off-setting goals, and commitment to give back to our environment.

Kwikbuild Cement entered into a partnership with Willow Feather Farm and NPO Save our Planet – Plant a Tree, we will purchase and plant 1 tree in the areas where our product is being used, as well as in previously disadvantaged areas.

www.willowfeather.co.za | Brian Geyer: 073 265 9342

www.saveourplanet.org.za | Tanya van den Bergh: 072 203 5271

AVERAGE CO2E/TON OF CEMENT

AVERAGE CO2E/TON OF CEMENT

The manufacture of normal cement (CEM I of EN 197) results in the emission of 985 kg of Co2/t of cement (British Cement Association, 2009): approximately 50% from de-carbonation of the limestone raw material (process emissions), 40% from fossil fuel consumption and 10% from generating the electricity used in the process.

GGBS manufacture typically releases 35 kg of Co2/t of GGBS: less than 4% of the carbon footprint of normal cement. The consumption of FA is equally eco-friendly due to it being a waste product produced through the combustion of pulverized coal in modern power stations.

Cement is one of the highest CO2 emitters in the world. We are already lessening that footprint with the use of various extenders but the impact is still high especially taking into account the transport with the logistics. We decided that planting trees was a good way to start. Kwikbuild Cement entered into an arrangement with Willow Feather Farms whereby every 10 000 bags of product sold, we will purchase and plant 1 tree in the areas where our product is being used as well as in previously disadvantaged areas. To date, Kwikbuild Cement has planted over 1928 trees, and hope to continue doing so long into the future. www.willowfeather.co.za |Brian Geyer: 073 265 9342
Planting Trees
"Kwikbuild Cement are part of Global Recovering's authorised recycling initiative and doing their share in improving and saving our environment! Plastic, Glass, Paper/Cardboard, and metal are collected on a weekly basis. Kwikbuild Cement adding value not only to reduce, recycle and preventing useful landfill space to be filled with waste but also by contributing to the green stats Global Recovering submits monthly to governing parties such as City of Tshwane and on the Gauteng's Waste Information System."
Global Waste Group
Global Recovery

Conserv.earth

At Kwikbuild, we are extremely proud of our 3 Directors Paul van Aswegen, Brian Van Aswegen and Jason Van Aswegen who are the founders of Conserv Earth, a Non-Profit Organization that forms a part of the Conserv Group. 

Their Vision is for people and wildlife to exist with harmony and resilience on one earth and their mission is to restore our natural earth by facilitating sustainable solutions for people and wildlife to coexist and by connecting people, protected areas, non-profits, the private sector, and individuals to make a greater impact together.

“Due to the stress on our earth and the undeniable need to conserve the natural spaces we have left, Conserv Earth was founded to identify, support, and establish projects that directly impact long term sustainable solutions for people and wildlife to exist on one planet. We believe that through collaborative efforts with the government, private sector, communities, individuals, and other non-profit organisations we can make a tangible difference. “