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Cementir Group’s Belgian cement plant receives silver certification from CSC

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World Cement,

Cementir Group’s Belgian cement plant has received a silver certification from CSC. This recognition demonstrates Cementir Group’s commitment towards its ambitious sustainability roadmap.

“The Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) certification for CCB’s cement plant is a key milestone for our Group to be recognised by a more sustainable products/solutions portfolio, which is seen as a value driven support for our customers journey towards their own green transition and is giving them a competitive edge”, says Michele Di Marino, Chief Sales, Marketing & Commercial Development for Cementir Holding. “It represents also a great achievement, the result of teamwork, dedication and resilience during 2020”.

The CSC is a responsible sourcing certification system, designed to help concrete, cement and aggregate companies to obtain an insight into the level at which a company operates in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible way. The certification is built on auditing the management, environment, the social aspect of sustainability as well as economy in addition to the ethical, legal compliance and human rights categories.

“The added value for our clients is very relevant for the success in their own business, as CSC has now been recognised as a responsible sourcing certification system in Green Building Rating System like BREEAM, LEED and Envision”, Mr. Di Marino concludes.

This Silver certification represents a step forward in Cementir’s environmental approach and it is complementing other new innovative solutions for climate change including:

  • Low carbon cement powered by the patented FUTURECEM technology which, by using limestone and calcined clay synergy, reduces the carbon footprint of cement by around 30% compared to Ordinary Portland Cement
  • Technological innovation and development of special products that complete the sustainable and innovative portfolio including Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC), and Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete (GFRC)
  • Process enhancement: Increasing alternative fuel usage, use of decarbonised material and improving process efficiency
  • Energy recovery from Aalborg cement plant: Recovering excess heat from the cement production to provide district heating to the local community

Cementir Group is fully committed and aims at achieving further green and sustainable certifications in all subsidiaries and businesses.

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