DGNB accepts CSC certificates (April 19th, 2018)
CSC certificates of Silver and Gold level will be recognized in the responsible sourcing credit of the DGNB 2018 version for sustainable construction
CSC certificates for pre-cast producers (April 17th 2018)
5 new CSC certificates issued in The Netherlands
12 Silver certificates for Dyckerhoff Basal (April 5th 2018)
Dyckerhoff Basal received CSC silver for all its twelve concrete plants

DGNB accepts CSC certificates

Apr 19, 2018 - DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) managing director Johannes Kreissig announced today that the CSC certificates of Silver and Gold level will be recognized in the responsible sourcing credit of the DGNB 2018 version for sustainable construction. read more...



Committed to responsible sourcing
The Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) is launching a global responsible sourcing certification system which is designed to help concrete, cement and aggregate companies obtain insight in the level to which a company operates in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible way.

For a summary of the first operational year of CSC:
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The CSC certification system has been developed together with a large group of the industry as well as certification institutes. IUCN convened a consultation process with environmental experts and representatives from civil society focused on providing feedback on the system's environmental and social criteria. The revised technical manual addresses some of the feedback received and aims for continuous improvement. In this respect, CSC intends to continue the dialogue with civil society organizations and other stakeholders.

The CSC certification system consists of an operational manual and assessment criteria with guidance on their application. A typical certification process is applicable to all sizes of concrete companies, and currently comprises of three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Aggregate and cement suppliers can achieve a CSC supplier certificate to support their concrete clients with their CSC assessments.

By creating a certification system for responsibly sourced concrete, the CSC aims to improve transparency of the concrete sector, highlight the essential role of concrete in creating a sustainable construction sector by getting recognition in 'green' procurement government policies and building rating systems.

The CSC is founded on November 14th 2016. Dr. Alexander Röder (CEMEX) is the chairman of CSC.
Dr. Christian Artelt (HeidelbergCement) is vice-chair.