South African Cement Industry???s Global Partnership

Words: Dan KamysSouth African Cement Industry’s Global Partnership



The Cement Sustainability initiative (CSI) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and South Africa’s Association of Cementitious Material Producers (ACMP) join forces to drive sustainable development.

The newly formed partnership provides the platform necessary to share international best practice to facilitate industry growth. The ACMP will leverage the partnership with members and other industry stakeholders to promote development.

South Africa is known as a world leader in extending cement usage to reduce the use of limestone, a non-renewable resource. The agreement with the WBCSD’s CSI will act as a catalyst in shaping the ACMP’s response to climate change and sustainable development.

While the ACMP will have access through this platform to international best practice and standards, WBCSD’s CSI will be able to expand its activities into Africa. Comprehensive engagement with peers and colleagues around the world will help ensure that the South African cement industry stays informed on global issues when deciding on policy direction, particularly around energy and carbon emissions. The WBCSD’s CSI will also bring international industry intelligence to the ACMP that can be translated by local members into a relevant framework for local conditions to ensure a globally competitive cement industry.

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