THBB regional system operator for CSC in Turkey (August 2018)
CEMEX earns first ever CSC certification in the US (Houston, Texas - March 21, 2018)
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

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:

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.