The European Cement Association based in Brussels is the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe. Currently, its Full Members are the national cement industry associations and cement companies of the European Union (except for Malta and Slovakia) plus Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Croatia and Serbia are Associate Members of CEMBUREAU. Cooperation agreements have been concluded with Vassiliko Cement in Cyprus and UKRCEMENT in Ukraine.
The Association acts as spokesperson for the cement industry before the EU institutions and other public authorities, and communicates the industry’s views on all issues and policy developments regarding technical, environmental, energy, employee health and safety and sustainability issues. In addition to the EU, permanent dialogue is maintained with other international organisations (e.g. OECD, IEA), the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and sister associations in other parts of the world.
Serviced by a multi-national staff in Brussels and with the input from its Members via four Working Groups as well as several Task Forces set up on an ad hoc basis and directly reporting to the appropriate Working Group, CEMBUREAU acts in relation to all developments at European level affecting the cement industry.
CEMBUREAU plays a significant role in the world-wide sustainable development of cement and the ready-mixed and precast concrete industries in co-operation with its Member Associations and other relevant organisations. The Association regularly organises events on specific issues aimed at improving the market perception of the concrete industry and promoting the use of generic cement and concrete products. In addition, the Association regularly commissions studies to evaluate specific issues of importance to the industry.