World Cement, 22 December 2010
Ten years ago, the WBCSD CSI set out to explore how sustainable development could be applied to the cement industry. Many global players quickly joined, but representation from the Chinese market, which is responsible for nearly 50% of global cement production, remained with European and Japanese-based members who have minority shares operations and joint ventures in China.
ALITinform, December 2010
In 2006, the CSI developed a global database for reporting of CO2 and energy performance information of the cement industry, called "Getting the Numbers Right" (GNR). This voluntary database delivers uniform, accurate and verified data so that the industry can understand its own current and future performance potential. Key drivers of emissions and performance are also included. The database provides industry and policy makers with current performance data to aid their analysis and decisions.
Global Cement Magazine, October 2010
Safety and more particularly the reduction in numbers of injuries and fatalities in the workforce, has long been a concern of cement producers globally. As an industry, cement does not rank well in terms of its safety performance. Injury incident rates have fallen significantly. However, while the fatality rate has shown a general decline since 2003, absolute numbers remain unacceptably high. The WBCSD CSI is working hard to help its members reach their ultimate goal of zero fatalities.
ENDS Europe, 16 July 2010
The global cement industry has continued to reduce the amount of CO₂ it emits per tonne of cement, according to new data released earlier this week. In 2008, emissions were 646 kilograms per tonne, down by 3.8% compared with 2005 and 14.3% relative to 1990.
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World Cement, 13 July 2010
Figures released by the WBCSD CSI show a further reduction in CO2 emissions intensity per tonne of cement produced. Data made available by 46 companies, with over 900 production facilities globally, show a 3.8% reduction in specific net CO2 emissions since 2005 and a 14.3% reduction since 1990.
World Cement, 7 May 2010
The cement industry contributes around 5% of current global manmade carbon emissions. In this context, it is hardly surprising that a wide range of new cements have been proposed. After all, the holy grail of low-carbon or carbon-negative cement that is viable on a global scale promises to be extremely lucrative.
World Cement, 8 December 2009
Members of the WBCSD’s CSI are urging negotiators at COP15 to provide a clearer and more predictable route forward; one that encourages business involvement in providing solutions rather than relying exclusively on legislation. CSI members believe that more rapid progress is needed if governments, regulators and industry are to address climate change successfully.
World Cement, 3 December 2009
First report of its type to cover a whole industry sector, the Cement Technology Roadmap published by WBCSD CSI and IEA calls for strong national policies to activate known CO2 mitigation actions that the sector can take now, plus a call to action to develop commercially-viable carbon capture and storage technologies as a method for further reducing global CO2 emissions from the cement industry.
ENDS Europe, 5 November 2009
There is still "enormous confusion" over sectoral approaches to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, with many developing countries opposing them for fear that they will lead to back-door emission caps, according to the WBSCD's CSI.
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