• Climate Protection

    Reducing CO2 emissions from cement production is a key focus of the CSI's work. Read More
  • Fuels and Raw Materials

    The CSI views waste as a potential recovery opportunity, rather than as a disposal problem. Read More
  • Health & Safety

    The CSI's motto is "Aiming for Zero": the goal is to achieve zero fatalities among member companies' operations. Read More
  • Emissions Monitoring and Reduction

    Curbing emissions of significant pollutants other than CO2 is equally important to protect the atmosphere. Read More
  • Enhancing biodiversity

    The responsible rehabilitation of quarries is key to maintain and even enhance biodiversity in the concerned habitats Read More
  • Concrete Recycling

    The recycling of concrete can reduce natural resource exploitation and waste going to landfill Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

Geneva and Rio de Janeiro, 19 June 2012

CSI is launching today its 2012 Progress Report at the BASD Day in Rio de Janeiro during the Rio+20 Summit. This document provides a snapshot of CSI’s achievements over the past ten years, as well as an outlook onto the future issues the cement industry will need to tackle, and how the CSI and its member companies are planning to respond to changing and new sustainability challenges. 

Geneva and Rio de Janeiro, 19 June 2012

Moving on to the second decade of the 21st century, businesses are not only expected to manage their own response to sustainability challenges but also to help society deal with wider issues. From the publication of the CSI's Agenda for Action in 2002, the cement industry has changed significantly and this Report talks about how the CSI has been successful in adding value and making a contribution to sustainable solutions through the development of transparent and commonly agreed methodologies, and by facilitating the sharing of good practices among members.

The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), which operates under the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), is launching today its 2012 Progress Report at the Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) Day in Rio de Janeiro during the Rio+20 Summit.

CSI Progress Report cover

The CSI addresses the following sustainable development issues, from historical areas of focus, such as climate protection, to new and emerging issues such as water:

  • Safety
  • Climate protection
  • Fuels and raw materials use
  • Air emissions
  • Local impacts on land and communities
  • Water
  • Supply chain management
  • Sustainability with concrete
  • Working with others


Through continuous efforts in the past 10 years, the CSI has established itself as one of the world’s leading sector focused initiatives in terms of understanding, measuring and reporting performance, while embracing a strong compliance culture.

Moving on to the next decade, the challenge now is to maintain this level of focus and rigor on existing activities, and at the same time, address emerging issues such as water and supply chain management. This Progress Report also maps out how the CSI intends to achieve this across the next decade.

See the interactive version of the CSI 2012 Progress Report online at csiprogress2012.org.

Read the full press release.

See media coverage.


email this page