The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is delighted to announce its 10th annual forum meeting taking place in Madrid, Spain on 13 & 14 December. The meeting this year will be co-hosted by CEMEX and CRH, two of the oldest members in the CSI family.

WHAT is on the programme

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Discussions this year will focus on climate and energy. The Paris Agreement set the wheels in motion last December. One year later government, business and society are addressing the realities of climate change in ambitious, coordinated and practical ways. Together with its members, the CSI has demonstrated leading vision of the cement sector as established leader in emissions monitoring and management – but this is just the beginning.

Individually and collectively, companies globally continue momentum on climate actions by tackling the challenge from multiple angles: fuels, emissions, manufacturing technologies, new products, water management, and landscape stewardship to name a few. But with a challenge so large and multi-faceted, cement companies are eager to learn from experts with fresh ideas, advice and insights.

In addition to the celebration of our 10th annual Forum, 2016 will also mark the 10th round of data collection of the CSI’s renowned Getting-the-Numbers Right (GNR) database.

WHO is coming

  • senior (sustainability) executives from CSI member companies
  • international academia and research institution experts
  • representatives from (cement) trade associations and partners of the CSI
  • regulatory bodies and investment community focusing on climate performance assessment
  • public affairs advocates and government officials influencing climate protection policies

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WHERE is the venue

This year’s meeting will be set in Madrid, a cosmopolitan city that combines the most modern infrastructures with a large cultural and artistic heritage, a legacy of centuries of exciting history. We will also explore the possibility of taking the group to a site visit which demonstrates practical application of business solutions by the cement industry and to its supply chain enhance climate protection performance.

HOW do I register

Official invitation would be sent out before summer. In the meantime, you can contact the CSI Secretariat by email for further information and stay apprised with updates on this webpage.

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