On 19 November, The Concrete Initiative launched the results of a study by consulting group Le Bipe, focusing on the multiplier effect of the cement and concrete industry on Europe's economy. The study clearly concludes that this important industry contributes to local growth and jobs in a low carbon economy. in fact, for every € generated in this sector, €2.8 are generated elsewhere in the economy. Here you will find a brief summary of the results of this study as well as a direct link to the study itself.
In Europe, there is still a large amount of waste which cannot be recycled. Fortunately, there are several other solutions available for this waste - and co-processing in the cement industry is one of them!
Q4 2015 national account figures revealed that no EU countries experienced recession in 2015. The fastest growing economy in 2015 was Malta (4.9%) followed by Luxembourg (4.7%), while the lowest were Greece (zero growth) and Italy (0.6%).
Brussels 26 May 2016 – CEMBUREAU welcomes the focus of a recent Institute for European Studies report on the need for a well designed EU innovation policy to support sectors like the cement industry in their transition to a low carbon economy. The cement sector has always been at the forefront of innovation, in relation to its manufacturing process, its products and business model.