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

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Position papers

We are under direct impact of the EU ETS and are deemed exposed to carbon, investment and employment leakage. We urge Members of the European Parliament to acknowledge the importance of our sectors for the EU economy, in particular for European jobs, and all their economic value chains by rejecting any “tiered approach” to free allocation and voting against it.


Every year, 2.5 billion tonnes of waste are generated across the European Union. This waste is managed in a variety of ways, including recycling, landfilling and energy recovery (also referred to as ‘waste-to-energy’). Just over half of the waste generate is recycled, 13% is used for energy recovery but still 35% is disposed of, mostly in landfills.
The recently launched revamped Cemreview provides the latest insights into markets of relevance to the cement industry and fuel purchasers.
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.

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Key facts & figures

Q4 2015 national account figures revealed that no EU countries experienced recession in 2015. The fastest growing economy in 2015 was Malta (4.9%) followed by Luxembourg (4.7%), while the lowest were Greece (zero growth) and Italy (0.6%).
Highlights - Real GDP figures for Q3 2015 showed no recession anywhere across the EU, with recovery speeding up in Spain and remaining at rather moderate rates almost everywhere else.

Latest news

Brussels 30 November 2016 – In a Report published today under the title “European Cement and Climate. A business risk analysis”, InfluenceMap negatively and inaccurately describes some of the advocacy activities of the European Cement organisation, CEMBUREAU. As an engaged stakeholder in the policy debate, CEMBUREAU provides facts, figures and information about the cement industry that gives policymakers an informed view. In our interaction with the European Commission, Council and European Parliament, we found policymakers interested to learn about the efforts made by the industry to lower CO2 emissions (The role of cement in the 2050 Low Carbon Economy), improve energy efficiency and, through its product, concrete, contribute to sustainable construction.


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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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