Press Releases

European cement industry sets out position on a European carbon border mechanism
CEMBUREAU welcomes a well-designed mechanism as a tool towards carbon neutrality - In a position paper published today, CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, welcomed the prospect of an EU carbon border mechanism
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CEMBUREAU Reaffirms Support for CEN/TC 350’s Environmental Product Declaration
The EU cement industry remains supportive of CEN/TC 350’s Environmental Product Declaration approach to provide quantified environmental data for life cycle analysis at the functional unit (building) level.
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European cement industry strives for Carbon Neutral Cement and Concrete along the value chain by 2050
Brussels, 15/01/2020 – CEMBUREAU announces industry intention to align with the European Green Deal objectives - CEMBUREAU, the Association of the European cement industry, has today announced its intention to make a decisive contribution to the Green Deal by striving for carbon neutrality along the cement and concrete value chain by 2050.
Climate solutions the focus for cement and concrete industry at COP25 in Madrid
Madrid (13 December 2019) – Four leading experts today explored the pathway to carbon neutrality in the cement and concrete industry at a side event to COP25 in Madrid
Statement on the European Green Deal
Brussels, 11/12/2019 - The European Green Deal shows great promise and an ambitious vision, especially in terms of addressing some of the environmental challenges the Union is facing. Most of these ambitions will need to translate into concrete actions to support a successful industrial transformation in the coming years.
Energy Intensive Industries: all sectors of economy will have to work together to deliver on climate-neutrality
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.
European industries unite to call for an ambitious EU industrial strategy
European Union, 26 November 2019 – Industry4Europe, a coalition of 149 sector Associations representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base, today published 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.
Sustainability assessment of buildings moves to the next level
Brussels, 16 October 2019 - Three member-companies of CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, have successfully completed a pilot test of the European Commission’s new building assessment framework, Level(s).
CEMBUREAU Signs Statement for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme
CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, together with 92 other European associations representing key European research & innovation stakeholders, hereby urges the EU Institutions to make research, development and innovation (RD&I) a priority within the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.
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CEMBUREAU welcomes new President & Vice-President
The European cement industry appointed its new President and Vice President at its General Assembly in Helsinki today. Raoul de Parisot, Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Vicat, will take over as President from Gonçalo Salazar Leite, Vice-Chairman of SECIL. Isidoro Miranda Fernandez, CEO of Lafargeholcim Spain, will assume the position of Vice President.
“Construction 2050 - Building tomorrow’s Europe today”: Construction stakeholders call for a new policy framework
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.
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From crisp packets to concrete buildings: the European Cement Industry demonstrates how everyday waste fuels cement manufacturing
CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, is calling on EU member states to take action and promote the reuse of waste as a fuel for cement manufacturing. The call was made during an event CEMBUREAU hosted during EU Green Week today. The focus of EU Green Week this year is on the proper implementation and impact of EU environmental laws.
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CEMBUREAU’s response to The Guardian’s ‘Concrete Week’
The Guardian newspaper features a series of articles this week, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and the "100 Resilient Cities" project. The objective is to "celebrate the aesthetic and social achievements of concrete while investigating its innumerable harms" (says The Guardian).
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Eurelectric and Energy-intensive industries call for an ambitious and comprehensive EU Industrial Strategy to enable industry’s contribution to the EU long-term GHG goals
Europe’s Energy-intensive (EIIs) and Electricity industries have responded to the European Commission’s call for contribution to the EU Long Term Strategy by commissioning or carrying out and publishing two critical reports, examining and explaining pathways and scenarios for long-term EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in industry and power generation to enable the low-carbon transition
Energy Intensive Industries and industriAll call for an R&I Mission on Carbon Neutral Industry & Low CO2 Emission Technologies
The EU Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs) are engaged in a constructive dialogue with the EU Commission about the transition to a low-carbon economy and in this framework, they have commissioned a study to the Institute for European Studies (IES) - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
CEMBUREAU signs joint initiative on standardisation
CEMBUREAU signed the Joint Initiative for Standardisation in which the European Commission, EU/EFTA Member States, national and European standardisation bodies as well as industry associations participated.
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ETS reform agreed: predictability and innovation seen as crucial for business
European Union negotiators agreed yesterday on a revised Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the 2020-2030 trading period. The agreement coincides with the UN Climate Summit COP23, taking place in Bonn this month.
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CEMBUREAU welcomes new President & Vice President
Mr Gonçalo Salazar Leite (Vice Chairman Secil), has been elected as President of CEMBUREAU for a two-year term at the Association's General Assembly held on 9 June in Paris (France) after having completed his mandate of Vice-President over the last two years.
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EU-ETS: Ensure sufficient flexibility for free allocation share
Ecofys published a study, commissioned by CEMBUREAU, which compares and analyses the supply and demand balance in terms of the free allowances available and this for the European Commission, European Parliament and Council proposals.
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Waste-to-energy in cement industry shows potential
Increasing the rate of co-processing waste in the EU28 cement industry to 60% will avoid 26 million tonnes of CO2-emissions and can reduce the costs for about €12 billion of investments in dedicated waste-to-energy incineration plants.
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CEMBUREAU launches fresh look!
CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, is proud to unveil its new look! New logo, new website and much more!
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CEMBUREAU releases Cement Standards of the World publication
The European Cement Association has published an updated version of its Cement Standards of the World publication, with a complete overview of all standards for cement from across 84 countries.
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CEMBUREAU supports European Parliament’s decision on EU-ETS
CEMBUREAU welcomes the European Parliament decision not to deliberately discriminate between sectors and to apply a fact-based approach to policymaking. The proposals go some way to developing an EU-ETS which combines the goals of making Europe’s industry more CO2 efficient, whilst at the same time maintaining its competitiveness
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Cement industry calls for workable EU-ETS
The EU-ETS must maintain free allowances at the level of best-performers in order to achieve real emission reductions whilst maintaining a competitive industry in Europe. A competitive cement industry contributes to growth, jobs and innovation in Europe.
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EU-ETS & Cement: Setting the facts straight
As an engaged stakeholder in the policy debate, CEMBUREAU provides facts, figures and information about the cement industry that gives policymakers an informed view.
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Cement production: An untapped waste management solution
Today, the cement industry has the technical potential to replace 60% of its fuels with waste and, in the future, this percentage can rise to 95%. Taking into account the amount of waste which is generated in the EU each year, the good use put to this growing amount of waste by the cement industry is a unique opportunity for waste management.
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