LafargeHolcim helps inaugurate the Concrete Sustainability Council

In the concrete industry, our customers and other key stakeholders are inquiring more and more about transparent and reliable information on the responsible sourcing of construction materials. That’s why LafargeHolcim has helped introduce a certification protocol that aims to generate a significant momentum in the green building market.

01.17.2017
 

Sourcing concrete with confidence

Member companies of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) and global concrete associations have joined forces to form a unique industry alliance. Its purpose is to develop and operate a certification scheme for the concrete and cement sector. As a result, the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) was recently launched in Geneva. LafargeHolcim is proud to be one of the founding members of the CSC.

The mission of the responsible sourcing rating system is to make the concrete, cement and aggregates sectors more sustainable and transparent for our customers, which aligns perfectly with the Group’s sustainability strategy. The LafargeHolcim 2030 Plan expressly targets value generation for the entire construction value chain, with a strong focus on the lifecycle of buildings.

The main objectives of CSC include:

  • Improving concrete’s sustainable performance
  • Increasing transparency within the concrete sector
  • Obtaining recognition in green building rating schemes (such as LEED, BREEAM, HQE, DGNB or GreenStar) by getting credits for responsibly sourced concrete
  • Ensuring recognition in green procurement government policies
  • Improving the public opinion of concrete as a sustainable construction solution
  • Generating a business case for responsible/sustainable concrete

Learn more about the goals of the CSC certification system.

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About the CSI

LafargeHolcim is a founding member of the Cement Sustainability Initiative, which is part of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The CSI  was launched in 1999 with the aim of supporting the progress of the global cement sector toward sustainable development. The CSI unites 23 major cement producers with operations in more than 100 countries. Collectively, these companies account for around 30 percent of the world’s cement production and range in size from very large multinationals to small local producers.

Eric Olsen, CEO of LafargeHolcim, will serve as Chairman of the CSI in 2017