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The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is a global effort by 24 major cement producers with operations in more than 100 countries who believe there is a strong business case for the pursuit of sustainable development. Collectively these companies account for around 30% of the world’s cement production and range in size from very large multinationals to smaller local producers.

The purpose of the Initiative is to:

  • Explore what sustainable development means for the cement industry;
  • Identify actions and facilitate steps cement companies can take, individually and as a group, to accelerate progress toward sustainable development;
  • Provide a framework for other cement companies to become involved;
  • Create the content and context for further stakeholder engagement.


To date the CSI remains one of the largest global sustainability programs ever undertaken by a single industry sector.

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