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CEMBUREAU is the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe.

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Position papers

The European Parliament Employment Committee is currently discussing the draft report on the Commission’s proposal of 13 May 2016 to revise the directive on protecting workers from exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work. The vote is due on 28 February.


Every year, 2.5 billion tonnes of waste are generated across the European Union. This waste is managed in a variety of ways, including recycling, landfilling and energy recovery (also referred to as ‘waste-to-energy’). Just over half of the waste generate is recycled, 13% is used for energy recovery but still 35% is disposed of, mostly in landfills.
The recently launched revamped Cemreview provides the latest insights into markets of relevance to the cement industry and fuel purchasers.
The World Statistical Review provides information on cement production, imports, exports, total per capita consumption and population on a worldwide country basis.

The role of cement in the 2050 Low Carbon Economy

This 2050 roadmap is based on 5 parallel routes that can each contribute to lowering emissions related to cement production, as well as concrete production.

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Key facts & figures

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%).
Highlights - Real GDP figures for Q3 2015 showed no recession anywhere across the EU, with recovery speeding up in Spain and remaining at rather moderate rates almost everywhere else.

Latest news

Brussels 14 December 2016 - The cement sector is deeply worried about the amendments to be submitted for vote tomorrow in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, which foresee in an introduction of a Border Adjustment Measure (BAM) with the loss of free allowances for the cement sector in Phase IV of EU ETS, starting in 2020.


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The Concrete Initiative

The Concrete Initiative wishes to engage with stakeholders on the issue of sustainable construction, and in particular the barriers and solutions to harness its multiple benefits.
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