Development of sustainability in the cement industry

1 Introduction
Cement production is responsible for approximately 5 % of all man-made global CO2 emissions. The fact that pursuing the objective of sustainability is a rewarding undertaking is shown by the sustainability initiative undertaken by cement producers in partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). In 1999 the Cement Sustainable Initiative (CSI) was founded by ten leading international companies. These pioneering companies were Lafarge, Holcim, HeidelbergCement, Cemex, Italcementi, Cimpor, RMC, Siam Cement, Taiheiyo and Votorantim. RMC was later...

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