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
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.