Stakeholder Dialogues

CSI Forum 2018

9 & 10 October 2018
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The annual forum this year celebrates circularity of cement & concrete as sustainable building materials. The industry has much to offer in terms of helping our societies to meet its broader circular economy goals. While it is well-known that cement & concrete are essential components of the modern urbanized built environment, many are unaware of the materials that go into cement & concrete production and how the process contributes to closing the loop of materials' lifecycles.


CSI Forum 2017

26 & 27 September 2017
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This CSI Forum examined and evaluated the new framework set up by the SDGs to tackle the tremendous sustainability challenges that businesses and societies have to face. Through the prism of a risk and opportunity assessment, the event openly challenged in engaging with the SDGs, look into areas where the industry could make leading footprints in accelerating this agenda.


CSI Forum 2016

13 & 14 December 2016
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The 10th CSI annul forum took place in Madrid, Spain, focusing on climate and energy. Building on the momentum of the Paris Agreement, government, business and society are addressing the realities of climate change in ambitious, coordinated and practical ways. Together with its members, the CSI has demonstrated leading vision of the cement sector as established leader in emissions monitoring and management.


Climate & energy workshop

14 March 2016
IMG 1431

Building on the momentum from COP21 in Paris, the CSI convened over 30 climate & energy experts from member companies and external stakeholders to brainstorm on the formulation of a strategy to implement actions proposed in the Low Carbon Technology Partnership Initiative (LCTPi) of the cement sector.


Safe in India 2016

1 March 2016
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WBCSD & CSI in India, in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry and Cement Manufacturers' Association, presented in New Delhi the first version of Safe in India seminar to share safety practices of heavy industry in the country.


CSI Forum 2015

13 & 14 October 2015
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The CSI brought its 9th annual forum meeting to Cappadocia in Turkey. Hosted by one of its youngest member, Çimsa Çimento, the theme of this year's event is about employee health and safety. Participants were invited to visit Çimsa's award-winning cement plant in Kayseri.


CSI Forum 2014

16 & 17 September 2014

The CSI presented with great honour its 8th annual forum meeting in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, a city full of history, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is also located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and ecological richness. The event was hosted by CSI member Cementos Argos.


CSI Forum 2013

1 & 2 October 2013

The 7th CSI forum took place in the setting of beautiful British Columbia, Canada with the key theme on "sustainable construction". The event is co-hosted by HeidelbergCement and Lafarge, with support from the Cement Association of Canada.


External stakeholder dialogue

16 November 2012

CSI members met with representatives from IUCN, WWF, Birdlife International, RBMA, CEMBUREAU, UEPG and IFC to discuss the industry’s approach towards biodiversity management actions at operation site level. With the goal to produce a guidance document to serve as a resource to cement companies in facilitating and supporting the development of biodiversity management plans, the CSI consulted relevant stakeholder extensively to ensure valuable knowledge are captured and shared in the exercise.


CSI Forum 2012

3 to 6 September 2012
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The 2012 CSI Forum was sucessfully delivered in Guangzhou and Beijing. With a focus on the theme of co-processing, the event began forum meeting and plant visit in Guangzhou, followed by policy workshop held in Beijing.


CSI Forum 2011

19 to 22 September 2011

Hosted by SCG Cement, the CSI Forum took place in Bangkok and Chiang Mai from 19 to 22 September, 2011.  Joined by around 70 participants from all over the world, the 2 day-meeting in Bangkok was then followed by a plant visit cum field trip in Lampang.


Stakeholder engagement exercise

March to October 2011

A series of engagement actions was launched to find out whether our stakeholders “validate” the issues CSI address and possibly identify issues that we should address more extensively. These actions include in-depth interviews, group meetings with NGOs, media briefings and online survey. 

External stakeholder dialogue

8 March 2011

With the goal to provide a good-practice guidelines for all quarry activities, CSI is working on the revision to its present Quarry Rehabilitation Guidelines. Apart from gathering input from CSI members, external stakeholder reviews were engaged with organization such as IUCN, WWF, IFC, EBRD and GTZ. Close collaboration is also happening with UEPG and CEMBUREAU in this exercise.

CSI Forum 2010

13 to 15 September 2010

The CSI Forum 2010 was hosted by CRH in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives from CSI member companies, Trade Associations and guests debated current sustainability issues in the cement industry, among them sustainable construction, technology and climate change, safety and biodiversity.


CSI Forum 2009

31 August to 2 September 2009
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This year's CSI Forum 2009 took place in São Paulo, Brazil, hosted by Votorantim and the CSI. Approx. 70 participants from industry and governments discussed current sustainability issues in the cement industry.


China dialogue

16 to 17 November 2008

Co-hosted by WBCSD and the China Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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CSI Forum 2008

29 September to 1 October 2008

The CSI Forum 2008 took place in Houston, Texas on 29 September-1st October 2008. The agenda covered a day and a half of plenary and breakout sessions, and more than 70 participants (CSI members and external guests) joined the discussions.

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India dialogue

18 to 20 September 2008

Co-hostedby WBCSD and The Energy and Resources Instititue (TERI) - Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSB) India and the European Cement Research Acedemy (ECRA).

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18 September and 19 & 20 September

USA dialogue

19 May 2008
US Capitol

Co-hosted by WBCSD and the WBCSD North America Office

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India dialogue

21 January 2007

‘WBCSD Cement Sustainability Initiative discussion forum - Building a sustainable future in the developing world’, hosted in association with TERI-Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) India organised a special event.