CSI Timeline

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










Launch of the biodiversity management guidance

Publication of waste management solutions by the cement industry


Publish the CSI product category rules for concrete on Environdec


Publication of CSI progress report

Publication of the sectoral market mechanisms brochure

Deliver (with Arup) the report on material choice for green buildings


Launch of the guidelines on quarry rehabilitation



Launch of report on"Cement Technology Roadmap 2009"(with IEA)

Publication of results of the CSI sectoral approach modeling work

Launch of the report on "Cement Industry Energy and CO2 Performance: 'Getting the Numbers Right'"

Launch of the report on "Recycling Concrete"

2008 Launch of sectoral approach project 
2007 Publication of CSI progress report
2006 Began development of global cement information database on CO2 and energy, the 'Getting the Numbers Right (GNR)' system

Release of an interim CSI progress report documenting its first action steps

Launch of guidelines for emissions monitoring and reporting in the cement industry

Launch of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) guidelines

Launch of guidelines for the selection and use of fuels and raw materials in the cement manufacturing process

2004 Launch of good practice guidelines for employee health and safety in the cement industry
2003 Launch of CO2 Accounting and Reporting Standard for the Cement Industry
2002 Launch of CSI Agenda for Action
2000 Launch of Battelle scoping study
1999 Ten of the world's leading cement producers join forces under the auspices of the WBCSD to pave the way for a more sustainable cement industry