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Tiered approach impacts seriously the majority of energy-intensive industries in the EU and their associated value chains

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.

Letter to Members of European Parliament Employment Committee concerning the revision of the European Commission’s directive on protecting workers from exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work draft report

The European Parliament Employment Committee is currently discussing the draft report on the Commission’s proposal of 13 May 2016 to revise the directive on protecting workers from exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work. The vote is due on 28 February.

Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy

Europe is the cradle of the manufacturing industry and has been at the forefront of industrial revolutions and technological innovations. The industry directly employs over 34 million people across all Member States, in supply chains comprising hundreds of thousands of SMEs and larger suppliers. It also indirectly accounts for millions of additional jobs in related sectors.

EU-ETS: Tiering is not the solution

Strong industry concerns on the ITRE Draft Opinion on the EU-ETS Reform post-2020 and other thought experiments putting industries at risk of carbon leakage.


The European institutions are intensively debating the EU ETS Phase IV options. The present paper aims at outlining what the cement industry preferred options are. For further details, detailed position papers are available from our website.

EU-ETS: CEMBUREAU highlights need for full free allocation to best performers

CEMBUREAU welcomes the opportunity to comment on the review of the EU ETS which should provide full free allocation to best performers

Birds and Habitats Directives: Enhanced implementation to benefit biodiversity

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.

CEMBUREAU calls for circular economy policy which considers all opportunities

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.

CEMBUREAU responds to waste market functioning consultation

On 4 September 2015, CEMBUREAU responded to a European Commission public consultation on the functioning of Waste Markets in the European Union

Achieving a truly circular economy for waste. The co-processing solution

The European Commission is currently working on a ‘new and improved’ circular economy package for Europe. As the cement industry, we fully support any proposal which aims to make the most of Europe’s resources, be they primary or secondary resources such as waste.