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WBCSD Cement Sustainability Initiative marks a decade of sustainable progress

World Cement,

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) has published its 2012 Progress Report. The report provides an overview of the CSI’s accomplishments over the past decade. These include the CSI’s growing collaborations with member companies and the cement sector’s progress in improving health and safety and reducing emissions.

The principle areas of sustainability focus for the cement industry are outlined as:

  • Water.
  • Working with others.
  • Safety.
  • Air emissions.
  • Supply chain management.
  • Climate protection.
  • Sustainability with concrete.
  • Fuels and raw materials.
  • Local impact on land and communities.

The publication goes on to highlight future areas of focus, such as water and supply chain management, as well as indicating how the CSI plans to tackle these issues.

‘Moving on to the second decade of the 21st century, businesses are not only expected to manage their own response to sustainability challenges but also to help society deal with wider issues,’ stated Philippe Fonta, Managing Director of the CSI.

‘The CSI Progress Report talks about how the cement industry has changed significantly since 2002 and the CSI has been successful in adding value and making contribution to sustainable solutions through the development of transparent and commonly agreed methodologies, and by facilitating the sharing of good practices among members,’ added Fontana.

The full report can be found at:

Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham.

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