CemNet, 4 December 2018
The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) met for its first AGM and symposium in London on 23 November 2018. With leading CEOs, sustainability, logistics, strategists and co-processing managers, as well as cement and concrete associations in attendance, delegates were informed of an agreed work programme for the GCCA going forward. In addition, the GCCA explained how it will create a voice for the cement and concrete industry, promoting cement as 'the sustainable building material of choice'.
Benjamin Sporton, CEO of GCCA announced that the WBCSD's CSI will be taken over by the GCCA on 1 January 2019 and will be further developed to include concrete. As part of its climate change and energy reduction drive, GCCA also plans a smooth transition for the CSI’s Getting the Numbers Right (GNR) database and the team are currently working on the 2017 round of data collection. In addition, the association aims to establish best practice and reporting guidelines for health and safety, CO2 reporting, co-processing and water use. As part of the industry's drive to lower CO2 emissions, GCCA will also provide feedback on cement innovation, alternative binders for low-clinker cements, co-processing, recarbonisation, and CCU and CCS initiatives.