Media Coverage

The challenge of sustainable development is so huge that one single company cannot solve it alone

Indian Cement Review, March 2014

The CSI is a platform where we bring different cement manufacturers from different parts of the world to work on the best practices, share them with others and help each other in implementing them to ensure sustainable development. India is probably more energy-efficient than some other parts of the world but we can do even better.

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Fostering sustainability in the cement industry

Global Cement, March 2014

Building a more sustainable future is a collective challenge that requires a collective solution. This was the message that delegates at the WBCSD's CSI took away from the CSI annual forum in Vancouver, last October. Stakeholders from around the world were told that the industry should shift its opinion of itself from "doing less harm" to "doing more good".

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Cement industry in the path of sustainable development

World Cement, 14 February 2014

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has signed an agreement with several cement and concrete groups from around the world to develop an international responsible sourcing certification programme for concrete. The project, which is spearheaded by the CSI of the WBCSD, includes cement and concrete groups from North America, South America and Europe.

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Development of sustainability in the cement industry

ZKG International, December 2011

Cement production is responsible for approximately 5 % of all man-made global CO2 emissions. The fact that pursuing the objective of sustainability is a rewarding undertaking is shown by the sustainability initiative undertaken by cement producers in partnership with the WBCSD. In 1999 the CSI was founded by ten leading international companies. These pioneering companies were Lafarge, Holcim, HeidelbergCement, Cemex, Italcementi, Cimpor, RMC, Siam Cement, Taiheiyo and Votorantim. RMC was later...

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New version of Cement CO2 and Energy Protocol published

CemNet, 24 August 2011

The WBCSD’s CSI has published the third version of its Cement CO2 and Energy Protocol.

This protocol provides a harmonised methodology for calculating CO2 emissions, with a view to report these emissions transparently. It addresses all the direct and main indirect sources of CO2 emissions related to the cement manufacturing process, in absolute as well as in specific or unit-based terms. Version 3 of the protocol incorporates revisions based on extended experience by cement companies using Version 2 (published in 2005) and on reporting of data in the CSI’s Getting the Numbers Right (GNR) online database.

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Getting the numbers right: a database of energy performance and carbon dioxide emissions for the cement industry

Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Management, 1 June 2011

'Getting The Numbers Right' (GNR), is a voluntary, independently managed carbon dioxide (CO2) and energy performance system that provides annual data on the cement industry.  It uses a common protocol for measuring, reporting and analysing data, allowing the industry and policy-makers to assess the influence of kiln technologies, fuel selection, plant location and other variables on emissions management. 

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Cement firms eye biodiversity, water goals after CDM disappointment

Environmental Finance, 12 May 2011

Cement companies will look to introduce goals on water usage and biodiversity preservation, following the disappointing outcome to a plan that would have addressed carbon emissions.

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Guest comment on climate discussions

World Cement, January 2011

Although it is probably an exaggeration to say that climate discussions are now alive and well following Cancun, it is good to report that they are probably out of intensive care...

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