1 week ago
The Concrete Sustainability Council is officially founded!
6 months ago
CSC on the website of United Nations Global Compact https://t.co/GTDrD2UZPA
6 months ago
Kiwa joins Concrete Sustainability Council https://t.co/qM8CDDJHp7
The Concrete Sustainability Council founded
IUCN taking the lead in the CSC's stakeholder consultation

Committed to responsible sourcing

The Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) is an initiative of the concrete- and cement industry to develop and run the certification system.

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


Concrete is the most widely used manmade material on the planet.

  • 70% of the world's population lives in concrete structures.
  • The average person consumes 9 kg of concrete per day.
  • Concrete production accounts for 5% of the world’s CO2 emissions.

Trends

The construction industry is subject to growing stakeholder expectations about the accountability, transparency and legitimacy of its operations.

  • Construction industry clients, including those involved in Government funded projects, are increasingly seeking to prove that their products have been responsibly sourced.
  • Main contractors, architects and engineering designers are in turn asking their supply chains probing questions about this vital element of sustainability, and the onus is on manufacturers, to prove that their products have been responsibly produced and their constituent materials responsibly sourced.
  • Increasing market interest in responsible procurement.
  • Wider societal expectations with regard to the ethical, environmental and social performance of the supply chain of large companies.