On 18 June 2015, CEMBUREAU responded to the European Commission's public consultation on "Addressing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and LULUCF in the context of the 2030 EU climate and energy framework".
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!
On 27 May 2014, CEMBUREAU, along with the precast (BIBM) and ready-mixed (ERMCO) associations, launched The Concrete Initiative at an event where industry experts, NGOs and policymakers engaged in a thought-provoking dialogue on how concrete can contribute to a more energy and resource-efficient society. The key messages were further conveyed to and tested with Members of the newly elected European Parliament at a very-well attended evening dinner in November in Strasbourg.
Latest quarterly figures (Q1 2015) reveal some economic momentum across Member States as GDP growth gained speed in many EU Member States (MS). However, divergences in economic performances persisted and recovery from the cumulated GDP losses is still lagging behind in some of the MS that were most affected by the subdued economic cycle across the EU since Q4 2008.
Annual GDP figures for 2014 resulting from Q4 data continued to reveal a mixed picture across the EU, but also a clear improvement in general macroeconomic conditions and better economic growth expectations.
Brussels 16 June 2015 - Mr Daniel Gauthier, CEO Western Europe-Africa and Member of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement, has been elected as President of CEMBUREAU for a two-year term at the Association's General Assembly held today in Oslo (Norway) after having completed his mandate of Vice-President over the last two years. Mr Gonçalo Salazar Leite (CEO Secil) has been elected as Vice President of CEMBUREAU for a two-year term.