Position Papers

Carbon Border Mechanisms
ENABLING THE INDUSTRY TO DELIVER CARBON NEUTRALITY INVESTMENTS - CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, welcomes the idea of a carbon border mechanism as a key opportunity to enable the industry to help deliver the EU’s carbon neutrality objectives, and drive deeper CO2 emissions’ cut in the EU and beyond.
Joint Paper - A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action
The Industry4Europe coalition has today issued its new Joint Paper ‘A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action’. Through cross-sectoral recommendations, the Industry4Europe coalition contributes to the future EU industrial strategy announced by European Commission President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen.
Masterplan for a competitive transformation of EU energy-intensive industries - Enabling a climate-neutral, circular economy by 2050
Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs) want to contribute in a constructive manner to the development of policies enabling the transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050. We therefore call for a dialogue with the incoming European Commission, Member States and Parliament on the integration in the European Green Deal and the forthcoming industrial strategy of the recommendations of the Master Plan for a competitive transformation of EU EIIs.
“Construction 2050 - Building tomorrow’s Europe today”: Construction stakeholders call for a new policy framework
Brussels, 13 June 2019 - Construction stakeholders believe that the Construction 2020 initiative should be reinforced in order to fully achieve its ambitions, aimed at supporting the construction sector’s adaptation to key emerging challenges and to promote the sustainable competitiveness of the sector. To this end, major European construction representatives have united, to stress their commitment to the extension of the existing programme in the form of the “Construction 2050: Building tomorrow’s Europe today” initiative.
NEEIP Position Paper calling for “A long-term and ambitious EU Raw Materials Strategy”
NEEIP, CEMBUREAU, Cerame-Unie, CPE, Eurogypsum, Euromines, EUROROC, EUsalt, EXCA, IMA-Europe and UEPG – are calling for a long-term and ambitious EU Raw Materials Strategy as laid down in the Industry4Europe Joint Reaction Paper.
2019 MANIFESTO: Let's Continue Building a Carbon-Neutral Europe
The cement industry is constantly innovating to help the EU achieve its emissions reduction targets and is willing and able to provide policy-makers with advice on how to develop and build a sustainable European society.
Let’s put industry at the core of the EU’s future! A joint call to the Heads of State and Government
INDUSTRY MATTERS FOR EUROPE AND ITS CITIZENS - European industry is everywhere in our daily life: from the houses we build, the furniture we buy, the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the healthcare we receive, the energy and means of transport we use to the objects and products ever-present in our lives.
Call for a joint effort across the value chains - CEMBUREAU reaction paper to the European Commission’s strategic long-term vision “A Clean Planet for all”
CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, supports the European Commission in its efforts to meet the Paris Agreement objectives. The European cement industry shares the vision for a carbon neutral Europe. This ambition will require a joint stakeholder action across the European value chains to step up the EU’s efforts.
Energy-intensive industries call for an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy to help the industry better contribute to the EU long-term GHG goals
A new report outlines the Europe’s Energy-Intensive Industries contribution to the EU Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions
A Governance Structure for an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy
This new Joint Paper aims at proposing a governance structure which enables the implementation of an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy, based on an informed dialogue between the industry, decision-makers at EU, national, regional and local levels and the Civil Society.
Energy efficiency in the cement sector
At the heart of the EU Clean energy package, energy efficiency is one of the most efficient ways to achieve such an objective and the cement industry is very much committed to it.
Setting indicators for an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy
The aim of this Joint Paper is to propose a short list of indicators that can be used to both assess the health of the European industry and monitor the progress made by the EU on the implementation of its industrial strategy.
Clean Energy negotiations final stretch: How can the final deal secure Energy Intensive Industries’ competitiveness?
Significant progress has been achieved by co-legislators towards adopting a Clean Energy policy framework for the period towards 2030. During the final stretch towards achieving an agreement, the Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries (AEII) would like to highlight key success factors, which will allow a successful transition for EU industry to a low-carbon economy.
Boosting Europe’s Future Competitiveness as Key Priority for FP9
Associations representing key European industrial research and innovation stakeholders, call on the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to develop the next EU Research & Innovation Framework Programme (FP9).
CEMBUREAU Position Paper on Plastics Strategy
CEMBUREAU welcomes the European Commission’s initiative to develop a dedicated Plastics Strategy in a Circular Economy.
How to ensure a simple and effective Smartness Indicator
The SEDC, together with CEMBUREAU, COGEN Europe, ECOS, ESMIG and WindEurope, welcomes the introduction of a smartness indicator in the proposals for a new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. We believe that the Smartness Indicator could be a key tool to unlock the flexibility of Europe’s building stock, and support the wider energy system to integrate larger shares of renewables in a cost-efficient way.
Joint Reaction Paper “For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further”
In the aftermath of the European Commission communication on “Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry – A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy“ he Signatories of this Joint Paper – representing a wide range of industrial sectors – have come together to analyse the document and react by identifying key objectives and/or missing measures that should be at the heart of any ambitious EU industrial strategy, taking the Communication as a starting point.
Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy
The European manufacturing industry has tremendous capacity for research and innovation, boasts a skilled workforce and has earned a global reputation for quality and sustainability. What it now needs is the swift and determined support of the European institutions and the Member States to create more jobs and growth in Europe.
An Ambitious FP9 Strengthening Europe’s Industrial Leadership – Joint Declaration by Industry and RTOs
We, the associations representing European key industrial research and innovation stakeholders, call on the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to develop an ambitious next EU Research & Innovation Framework Programme (FP9) as a strong support for EU industrial leadership.
Joint industry statement on representative EU pollution standards
A systematic approach to derive the BAT‐AEL as a result of the BREF review process and the data collection performed in that context is a must.
No trade-off of Fairness - Recommendations from the Alliance for a fair EU-ETS
The Alliance for a Fair ETS has many concerns about the impact that some proposed measures under the EU-ETS would have on their global competitiveness.
Birds & Habitats Directives: Recomendations for improving their implementation
BirdLife and CEMBUREAU have identified several ways in which implementation of the BHD could be enhanced to the benefit of biodiversity and nature conservation across Europe.
EU-ETS: Tiered approach impacts seriously the majority of energy-intensive industries
As sectors exposed to carbon, investment and employment leakage as a result of the EU ETS, we strongly oppose any "Tiered Approach". In our view, full (100%) free allocation up to emission efficiency benchmark levels should be granted for all sectors.
Carcinogens & Mutagens at Work Directive: European employers highlight concerns
European employers are committed to effective protection of workers from occupational cancer. Nevertheless, we have strong concerns about the approach taken in the draft report produced by the European Parliament's Employment Committee.
EU-ETS Phase IV: cement industry views
In this document, the cement industry outlines its views on the EU-ETS