CSI Forum 2015 - Save-the-date

Save-the-date for CSI Forum 2015
Achieving zero harm for your workforce, contractors & communities

13 & 14 October 2015; Cappadocia, Turkey
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)'s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is delighted to announce its 9th annual forum meeting taking place in Cappadocia, Turkey on 13 & 14 October. The meeting this year will be hosted by Çimsa Cement, a leading player in the region who became a member of the initiative since late 2013.

emplyeehasWHAT is on the programme?

Aiming to address health and safety (H&S) elements crucial to the cement industry, the event programme will engage the audience to interact with H&S experts in plenary sessions, breakout dialogues and with operations at the plant visit. The event will explore how a safety mindset can be embedded into the DNA of corporate culture to deliver change in employee behaviour, adjustments in the management system, and improved ways of interacting with external stakeholders.

Presentations will cover the challenges faced by the cement industry both globally and in specific localities. Together, we will look into possible solutions to help companies in jumping the gap between where they are now and where they want to be, i.e. zero harm to all. Through sharing of good practices, identifying root causes & fundamental issues, distinguishing what can be done by companies (individually or collectively at the CSI level) and clarifying what would require collaboration with stakeholders, we can build a safer and healthier workforce together.

WHO is coming?

  • senior executives from CSI member companies
  • international academia and experts from research institutions
  • reputable authorities from standard organisation and leading H&S advocates
  • representatives from (cement) trade associations
  • government officials engaged in employee health & safety and other relevant areas


cappadocia turkey city wallpaper-1024x768WHERE is the venue?

This year's meeting venue is DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Avanos - Cappadocia (Yeni Mah. Kizilirmak Cad. No:1, Avanos - Nevsehir, 50500, Turkey). We will also take you to visit Çimsa's award-winning plant in Kayseri to demonstrate how the company advances its leading position in the cement industry in Turkey by fostering a safety mindset and creating sharing common values with employees.

HOW do I register?

Official invitaiton would be sent out around May/June. In the meantime, you can contact the CSI Secretariat by email for further information and stay apprised with updates on this webpage..