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Newsletter Concrete Sustainability Council - December 2019

Dear Stakeholders,


2019 was the third exciting year for the Concrete Sustainability Council since launching its certification system for responsibly sourced concrete in January 2017. We are proud of being able to look back on a successful year with a number of highlights:


-    After an intense preparation work including a thorough stakeholder consultation, we have successfully launched the CSC Version 2.0; in the meantime, we see that the new system got well adopted by the market;

-   To enhance our coverage of ready-mix concrete, cement and aggregates production, we have introduced further dedicated systems & modules for cement grinding plants, recycled aggregates plant, and for mobile concrete plants;

-   The number of certificates so far issued in 2019 increased to a record high of 128 (263 certificates in total) with first certificates awarded in Italy, Poland, Belgium, and Latin America;

-   We have been able to prolong our essential recognition in the green building labels DGNB and BREEAM; in BREEAM we managed to increase our recognition score to tier level 6, the second highest level achievable.


Last but not least, the CSC was formally recognized by the Swiss Geneva Cantonal Tax Authorities as a non-for-profit organization. This acknowledges our members’ and stakeholders’ engagement in the development and implementation of CSC-certification system and also underlines the increasing public interest in responsible sourcing.


These series of successes would not have been possible with your substantial support and contribution to our association’s activities.


With the year’s end closely ahead of us, we would like to sincerely thank you and wish you and your families a happy Holiday Season and all the best for the upcoming year 2020. I am sure this will come with many new opportunities for driving the CSC’s responsible sourcing initiatives to new hights.





Christian Artelt                    Richard Frost                       Michael Scharpf

CSC - Chair                        CSC - Vice-chair                  CSC - Vice-chair







The Role of Responsible Sourcing and Concrete Sustainability Council Certification

December 10, 2019

“Delivering Sustainable Construction” webinar hosted by GCCA on the 21st of November 2019

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International Concrete Technology Forum-Dubai

December 3, 2019

The Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) was presented at the International Concrete Technolgy Forum, organized by Greymetters in Dubai on 27-28 November 2019.

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First CSC Certificate in the United Arab Emirates

December 3, 2019

National Cement Factory is the first cement company in the UAE to receive a "Responsible Sourcing Certificate" from the Concrete Sustainability Council.

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“Applus” joins the Concrete Sustainability Council as Full Member and becomes Certification Body of the CSC Certification System

December 2, 2019

“Applus” joined the Concrete Sustainability Council

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Dyckerhoff Basal wins Betonprijs 2019

November 28, 2019


Dyckerhoff Basal, the Dutch division of CSC member Dyckerhoff, has won the prestigious Dutch Betonprijs (concrete award) 2019 in the new category "Grensverleggend" (groundbreaking).

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CSC has updated its Toolbox Manual

November 28, 2019
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First medium-sized cement companies certified in Germany

November 19, 2019
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What is the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC)?

November 13, 2019

CSC released a video promoting the responsible sourcing system

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CBTM2020 - International Conference on "Cement-Based Materials Tailored for a Sustainable Future"

May 7, 2020, 9:00 AM
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Building Holland 2020

March 24, 2020, 10:00 AM
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February 27, 2020, 9:00 AM
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VDZ Cement Process Technology Conference

February 12, 2020, 9:30 AM
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Vakbeurs Klimaat (Climate Trade Fair) Belgium

February 6, 2020, 9:30 AM
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