Sustainability Charter and Guidelines

GCCA Sustainability Charter

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The GCCA Sustainability Charter identifies five key pillars which encompass the sustainability spectrum of the cement and concrete sector and has set out the requirements for full members against each of these.

Full members must implement sustainability initiatives across all five pillars and set targets for performance improvement for each of the pillars to achieve compliance.

  • GCCA Sustainability Charter [PDF]

GCCA Sustainability Guidelines

The six guidelines include a number of simple, reliable and representative KPIs against which members must monitor and report performance. To achieve the extended compliance level, full members shall have their data verified and reported publicly.

  1. GCCA Sustainability Framework Guidelines [PDF]
  2. GCCA Sustainability Guidelines for the monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from cement manufacturing [PDF]
  3. GCCA Sustainability Guidelines for the monitoring and reporting of emissions from cement manufacturing [PDF]
  4. GCCA Sustainability Guidelines for the monitoring and reporting of safety in cement manufacturing [PDF]
  5. GCCA Sustainability Guidelines for the monitoring and reporting of water in cement manufacturing [PDF]
  6. GCCA Sustainability Guidelines for co-processing fuels and raw materials in cement manufacturing [PDF]

Sustainability Guidelines – Transition from the CSI

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) announced the formation of a strategic partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to facilitate sustainable development of the cement and concrete sectors and their value chains. The new partnership also created synergies between their work programs to benefit both the GCCA and WBCSD, and their respective member companies. As part of the new agreement, the work carried out by the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) transferred from WBCSD to the GCCA on 1 January 2019, with activities managed out of the GCCA’s London office.

Are the CSI Sustainability Guidelines still applicable?

The following CSI Sustainability Guidelines have been superseded by the GCCA Sustainability Guidelines.

  1. “CSI Charter”, superseded by the GCCA Sustainability Charter
  2. “Guidelines for Emissions Monitoring and Reporting in the Cement Industry”, v2.0, Mar 2012 – superseded by the GCCA Sustainability Guidelines for the monitoring and reporting of emissions from cement manufacturing
  3. “Safety in the Cement Industry: Guidelines for Measuring and Reporting”, v4.0, May 2013 (incl. AD#1) – superseded by the GCCA Sustainability Guidelines for the monitoring and reporting of safety in cement manufacturing
  4. “Protocol for Water Reporting”, May 2014   superseded by the GCCA Sustainability Guidelines for the monitoring and reporting of water in cement manufacturing
  5. “Guidance on good practices for water accounting”, May 2016 – superseded by the GCCA Sustainability Guidelines for the monitoring and reporting of water in cement manufacturing
  6. “Guidelines for Co-processing Fuels and Raw Materials in Cement Manufacturing”, Sep 2014 – superseded by the GCCA Sustainability Guidelines for co-processing fuels and raw materials in cement manufacturing

The following CSI Sustainability Guidelines have not yet been superseded by GCCA Sustainability Guidelines.

Abbreviations List:
* v = version (i.e. v2.0 is version 2.0)
* incl. = including
* AD# = Addendum and the number (i.e. Addendum 1)

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