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CEMBUREAU is the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe.

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Position papers

On 20 August 2015, CEMBUREAU resopnded to the European Commissions public consultation on the circular economy. Here CEMBUREAU called for a circular economy policy which considers the best options for specific sectors rather than a one size fits all approach.


In Europe, there is still a large amount of waste which cannot be recycled. Fortunately, there are several other solutions available for this waste - and co-processing in the cement industry is one of them!
The World Statistical Review provides information on cement production, imports, exports, total per capita consumption and population on a worldwide country basis.
On 27 May 2014, CEMBUREAU, along with the precast (BIBM) and ready-mixed (ERMCO) associations, launched The Concrete Initiative at an event where industry experts, NGOs and policymakers engaged in a thought-provoking dialogue on how concrete can contribute to a more energy and resource-efficient society. The key messages were further conveyed to and tested with Members of the newly elected European Parliament at a very-well attended evening dinner in November in Strasbourg.

The role of cement in the 2050 Low Carbon Economy

This 2050 roadmap is based on 5 parallel routes that can each contribute to lowering emissions related to cement production, as well as concrete production.

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Key facts & figures

Latest quarterly figures (Q1 2015) reveal some economic momentum across Member States as GDP growth gained speed in many EU Member States (MS). However, divergences in economic performances persisted and recovery from the cumulated GDP losses is still lagging behind in some of the MS that were most affected by the subdued economic cycle across the EU since Q4 2008.
Annual GDP figures for 2014 resulting from Q4 data continued to reveal a mixed picture across the EU, but also a clear improvement in general macroeconomic conditions and better economic growth expectations.

Latest news

Brussels, 15 July 2015: CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, has taken note of the Commission’s proposals on EU ETS post-2020 and will now proceed to a more in-depth analysis with a view to engaging in a constructive discussion with the Commission, European Parliament and Member States.
Brussels 9 July 2015 – CEMBUREAU has taken note of the European Parliament’s adoption of its ‘Own Initiative Report on Resource Efficiency: moving towards a circular economy’. We welcome the Parliament’s support for a sustainable supply of materials from European sources, as well as the call for legal certainty and long term predictability. In addition, we recognise that a variety of voluntary resource-efficiency indicators which take into consideration the three pillars of sustainability will have a role to play in the circular economy.


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The Concrete Initiative

The Concrete Initiative wishes to engage with stakeholders on the issue of sustainable construction, and in particular the barriers and solutions to harness its multiple benefits.
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