Media Coverage

6th Brazilian Congress of Cement

Fator Brasil, 14 May 2014

The 6th Brazilian Congress of Cement happening from 19 to 21 May in São Paulo, Brazil will bring together renowned professionals from Europe, the U.S. and Brazil to discuss global trends and major themes of the cement industry.

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Environmental Product Declarations for concrete

World Cement, May 2014

Talking about the CSI’s latest work is important step forward in Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for concrete. Historically, the impact of construction and infrastructure developments on the environment has been measured primarily by assessing the embodied carbon of the building or project. As the wider environmental bearing of what society manufactures, constructs and consumes has become better understood, a more comprehensive means of assessing the overall effect has become important.

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Collaborating to bring about change

Process India, April 2014

Technological advancements are not new to the current phase of increasing efficiency and sustainability. Managing Director – Business Applications, Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), Philippe Fonta, talks candidly on the various aspects of increasing cement sustainability at a global scale and the specific roadmap that has been developed for India.

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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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