• Climate Protection

    Climate Protection

    Reducing CO2 emissions from cement production is a key focus of the CSI's work. Read More
  • Fuels and Raw Materials

    Fuels and Raw Materials

    The CSI views waste as a potential recovery opportunity, rather than as a disposal problem. Read More
  • Health & Safety

    Health & Safety

    The CSI's motto is "Aiming for Zero": the goal is to achieve zero fatalities among member companies' operations. Read More
  • Emissions Monitoring and Reduction

    Emissions Monitoring and Reduction

    Curbing emissions of significant pollutants other than CO2 is equally important to protect the atmosphere. Read More
  • Enhancing biodiversity

    Enhancing biodiversity

    The responsible rehabilitation of quarries is key to maintain and even enhance biodiversity in the concerned habitats Read More
  • Concrete Recycling

    Concrete Recycling

    The recycling of concrete can reduce natural resource exploitation and waste going to landfill Read More
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Battelle Scoping Study

The reports here represent part of the work by major cement companies to explore how the cement industry as a whole can evolve to assume a proper place in a sustainable future.

The study findings include a variety of recommendations for the industry and its stakeholders for improvements to cement production efficiency, emissions control, health and safety, communications and a number of other issues. Undertaking this type of open, self-critical effort carried risks. The participating companies believe that the long-term benefits of an independent review of the cement industry's status and future opportunities justify those risks.

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The intent of the study was to share information that will help any cement company - regardless of its size, location, or current state of progress - work constructively toward a sustainable future. The pursuit of a more sustainable cement industry examined a number of technical, managerial, and operational issues in depth.

Thirteen different substudies were completed as part of this research, under the direction of the Battelle Memorial Institute. In addition, several other documents were developed to address specific issues, or to aid in implementation of the findings. Two documents were completed to integrate the findings and recommendations from these many separate substudies.

Toward a Sustainable Cement Industry - A report by Battelle Memorial Institute