Sustainability 2050

Published 09 July 2018

Since its inception 20 years ago, the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) has proactively identified, analysed and managed the key issues at stake for the sector. By developing global Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), common reporting methodologies and guidance documents, the CSI has enabled the global cement industry to rapidly enhance its sustainability performance. In this report, the CSI presents the revised 2018 technology roadmap setting out an action plan for the industry to 2050. By Philippe Fonta, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Switzerland.

Published in 2018, the revised CSI Roadmap provides a timely update

In 1999 a group of leading cement companies came together and created the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), under the auspices of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development ( Thus began a journey based on a voluntary, continuous improvement approach, focussed on making the cement industry and business in general more sustainable. Embracing a strong compliance culture, the member companies of the CSI believe there is a compelling business case for the pursuit of sustainable development, and that, in addition to their respective individual commitments and achievements, collective action by business is crucial to create a sustainable future.

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