The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published six guidelines for its full member companies to monitor and report their sustainability performance across a range of activities.
The six Sustainability Guidelines include monitoring and reporting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and other emissions from cement manufacturing, co-processing of fuels and materials, safety and water usage.
Claude Lorea, GCCA cement director, says: “The Sustainability Guidelines are important as they provide industry and stakeholders with a means to document and improve the sustainability performance of the global cement and concrete sectors against the GCCA Sustainability Charter.
“Signing up to the guidelines emphasises the cement and concrete sector’s commitment to sustainable development including its critical work to reducing global CO2 emissions,” Lorea adds.
Full GCCA members will have their data and targets verified and reported publicly in a bid to achieve the extended compliance. GCCA intends to communicate data publicly in a consolidated format.
Last month, GCCA published a Sustainability Charter which sets out five key pillars which encompass the sustainability spectrum of the cement and concrete sector.
Lorea insists: “It’s great to launch the first six of our Sustainability Guidelines immediately after the completion of COP24. You might say the Guidelines are our rulebook.”
“The sector is determined to keep up the momentum and demonstrate leadership in sustainability – that is what our GCCA members are committed to and these guidelines will help ensure that we keep on track,” Lorea concludes.
The GCCA is working towards global membership which will represent 50% of world cement production.