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Dyckerhoff announces membership of CSC

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In January 2019, Dyckerhoff joined the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC).

Established in November 2016 by a number of international companies, associations, and institutions in the concrete sector, the CSC is an independent body. Its aim was to sponsor a new certification system to measure the extent to which concrete manufacturing companies operate in a responsible manner.

The certification system measures the sustainable and responsible sourcing of an organisation by assessing a score (bronze, silver, gold). It was developed in conjunction with non-governmental organisations and numerous stakeholders. The certifications are assigned by a third-party assessment agency, based on a set of minimum requirements that must be verified and which take into account the economic and environmental impacts of not just the concrete production facilities, but the entire supply chain. The main objective is to demonstrate that concrete and its constituents, including cement, are completely compatible with sustainable development.

The value of CSC certification is recognised by the most advanced sustainability ratings systems for buildings, such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, the German Sustainable Building Council, and the ‘green public procurement’ policies of many governments.

As of April 2018, all the concrete plants in the Netherlands and all the cement plants in Germany has already obtained CSC certification. The Lengerich plant was the first in Germany. By joining the CSC, Dyckerhoff has stated that it wants to help develop the system firsthand, ensuring that it increases its value and effectiveness.

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