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