Topics Newsroom Positions & Publications Events About cement About CEMBUREAU

Current Size: 100%

Members Extranet


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

Read more

Position papers

The European Commission is currently conducting an evaluation of the Birds and Habitats Directives , to which both BirdLife and CEMBUREAU (the European Cement Association) have provided input based on their own long-standing experience. This experience has demonstrated that the main issue which needs to be tackled is implementation at Member State level. With this in mind, BirdLife and CEMBUREAU are working together in order to identify ways in which implementation could be enhanced to the benefit of biodiversity and nature conservation across Europe.


On 19 November, The Concrete Initiative launched the results of a study by consulting group Le Bipe, focusing on the multiplier effect of the cement and concrete industry on Europe's economy. The study clearly concludes that this important industry contributes to local growth and jobs in a low carbon economy. in fact, for every € generated in this sector, €2.8 are generated elsewhere in the economy. Here you will find a brief summary of the results of this study as well as a direct link to the study itself.
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.

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.

Read more

Key facts & figures

Highlights - Hopes for acceleration in economic recovery have resulted in some slowdown in real GDP growth rates in Q2 2015, as the EU28 recorded +0.4% vs +0.5% in Q1 2015 (same as in the euro area).
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.

Latest news

Countries from all over the world are gathering in Paris from 30 November until 11 December to discuss a new binding international climate change agreement aiming at limiting global warming below 2° C. Adaptation to climate change will also be part of the agenda as costs for such adaptation are estimated at EUR 140 bn per year by 2030 and EUR 470 bn per year by 2050.
Brussels 12 November 2015 – Birdlife Europe and CEMBUREAU have joined forces to identify ways in which the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives could be enhanced to the benefit of biodiversity and nature conservation across Europe. In the context of the ongoing evaluation of the Birds and Habitats Directives , the experience shared by both the cement industry and NGOs demonstrates that whilst the Directives are fit for purpose, their implementation at national level needs to be tackled.


Subscribe now to receive our latest news by
e-mail! (free of charge)

Read more

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.
Read more