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Newsletter Concrete Sustainability Council - December 2020

Dear ,


It goes without saying that 2020 was the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of our energy had to focus on dealing with this crisis. In this challenging situation, we are particularly proud of being able to look back at another successful year for the CSC that was marked by several highlights:

  • After an intense preparation phase, the new CSC R-module was successfully launched. This module enables concrete suppliers to express the recycled aggregate content through a dedicated CSC-module. The new module was adopted by first concrete plants in Germany and the Netherlands.
  • Recognition was achieved in LEED as one of the verified Company Standards in the „Social Equity within the Supply Chain” Pilot Credit. Furthermore, recognition in other renowned green building label was prolonged and strengthened: BREEAM now recognizes the newly introduced certification level „Platinum” at tier level 7, and the new CSC R-module is accepted as evidence in DGNB’s criterion „ENV 1.3 – Sustainable resource extraction”.
  • The number of annual certifications continued to increase to a record high of so far 190 in 2020, leading to more than 390 active certificates, an increase of 43% compared to 2019.
  • The CSC Advisory Committee started its work. We are very happy that Prof. Guillaume Habert (Chair), Kay Killmann, Martin Hollands and Norbert Steinert accepted to become distinguished members of the Advisory Committee
  • CSC System version 2.1 was developed. The preparation included a thorough stakeholder consultation process where very valuable input was received. The new CSC system version will be launched in January 2021.

The CSC will continue working hard on providing you with many new opportunities for supporting its responsible sourcing initiatives next year.


With the year’s end closely ahead of us, we would like to take the opportunity to wish you a happy and healthy Christmas / year end season, and all the best for the upcoming year 2021.


Yours sincerely,


Christian Artelt                                    Michael Scharpf                                 Richard Frost

Chair                                                   Vice-Chair                                          Vice-Chair





CSC certification achieves recognition in LEED

December 17, 2020

We are extremely proud that LEED, a leading green building label operated by the US Green Building Council, is recognizing the CSC certification as verified Company Standards in the Pilot Credit „Social Equity within the Supply Chain”.

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

December 17, 2020

We are pleased to announce that “sicZert Zertifizierungen GmbH” joined the Concrete Sustainability Council as a Full Member.


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First CSC-recertification in Germany: Heidelberger Beton successfully renewals its CSC-certification in the Kurpfalz Region

December 15, 2020

Heidelberger Beton’s production sites in Mannheim, Eppelheim, Gondelsheim, Wiesental and Oberhausen-Rheinhausen, all located in Germany’s Kurpfalz Region, recently achieved CSC-recertification at the level “Gold”.

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European Ready Mixed Concrete Organization (ERMCO) Webinar

December 10, 2020

European Ready Mixed Concrete Organization (ERMCO) organized a webinar on “Concrete Sustainability Certification – A Game Changer” on 4 December 2020.

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Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) Webinar

December 10, 2020

The Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) was presented at the "Responsible Sourcing and CSC Certification" webinar organized by Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) on 18 November 2020.

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New certification of Unical in Italy

November 26, 2020

With Quarto d'Asti in Piemonte region the number of Unical plants that obtains the CSC (Concrete Sustainability Council) Certification rises to four.

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5 new CSC-certifications for Heidelberger Beton

November 20, 2020

The CSC welcomes the CSC-certification of 5 further Heidelberger Beton ready mixed concrete plants in Hainburg, Alzenau (both central Germany) and in Hamburg.

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Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) Stakeholders’ Workshop

November 18, 2020

The Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) Stakeholders’ Workshop was held virtually on 12th and 13th November 2020.

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