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Sustainability 2050

09 July 2018, Published under Cement News

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....

Changing world, changing industry

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

How much influence do modern-day global trends such as climate change, shifting economic power and urbanisation exert on the cement sector? This article looks at several key megatrends and their impact on decisions for the cement industry of the future. By Dr Adrian Vaida, independent researcher, Australia. In today’s rapidly-changing world the cement industry must adapt its practices and products to successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead Business in gen...

IEA and CSI prepare for 'Low-carbon transition Roadmap' launch

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The new Global Cement Technology Roadmap wil be launched online on Friday, 6 April 2018. The Technology Roadmap builds on the long-standing collaboration between the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The new Roadmap aims to capture the current situation of the global cement industry by analysing recent regional production and energy performance trends. This roadmap identifies ...

Cementos Progreso joins the CSI

05 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Progreso of Guatemala has joined the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) as its first affiliate member, a new level created this year by CSI to expand its membership base and facilitate the initial steps for new joiners of the initiative. Cementos Progreso was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Guatemala City, Guatemala. As a key player in construction industry in Latin America, the Company operates through three segments: cement, ready-mix concrete, and lime. The com...

CSI and ECRA publishes new technology papers

21 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) and the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA) have released their new "CSI/ECRA Technology Papers 2017" to update the perspective of available technologies for CO2 abatement and energy efficiency in the cement sector. The publication analyses existing and future technologies with potential to increase energy efficiency and decrease CO2 emissions in cement production, and also analyses their costs in typical future cement plants, conditions and exp...

Orient Cement becomes CSI member

26 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Orient Cement Ltd, part of the CK Birla Group, announced that it has joined the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI). The Indian cement producer expects membership of this initiative to give further impetus to its efforts to create a safe and ecologically favourable environment and is in line with its vision to be the “employer of choice” and the “neighbour of choice” in the geographies where it operates, the CSI said in a statement on Tuesday. "We are delighted to be a part of the g...

CSI launches responsible sourced concrete certification

18 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Initiated by the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), a project of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), international partners from the concrete sector began a responsible sourcing certification system to make the concrete and cement sector more sustainable and to improve transparency. 
 Having been available online since 1 January 2017, the CSC certification system is designed to help concrete, cement and aggregate companies obtain insight in the level to whi...

Eric Olsen to chair Cement Sustainability Initiative in 2017

14 December 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Chief Executive Eric Olsen has been appointed as chairman of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) for 2017. Mr Olsen’s appointment was confirmed at the CSI’s annual CEOs meeting this week. The CSI is part of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and is made up of nine core members and 15 other participating members, drawn from the world’s largest cement firms. “It is an honour for me to be chairing this important industry organisation in the coming ...

CSI and cement leaders welcome The Paris Agreement's activation

04 November 2016, Published under Cement News

The Paris Agreement entered into force on 4 November. Members of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) welcomed the news as a key milestone in establishing a stable regulatory framework to enable the business community to scale up the implementation of low-carbon solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation. On 5 October 2015, 55 Parties to the Convention (UNFCCC), accounting in total for at least an estimated 55 per cent of the total global greenhouse gas emissions, deposit...

CSI: trend of continuous decline in CO2 emissions by cement industry

19 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The Cement Sustainability Initiative’s (CSI) recently-published “Getting The Numbers Right” (GNR) report for 2014 has identified a trend of continuous reduction in CO2 emissions by the cement industry over the last decade. “The 2014 results show the European cement industry is maintaining the improvements of recent years and this in line with its low carbon economy roadmap. According to the database, clinker and cementitious production started to grow again by 2.9 per cent YoY whilst net ...