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CEMBUREAU welcomes new Associate Member Serbia!

On 1 July 2012, CEMBUREAU welcomed the Serbian Cement Industry Association (CIS) as an Associate Member of the Association.

CEMBUREAU welcomes new Chief Executive

On 2 July 2012, CEMBUREAU welcomed Koen Coppenholle as the new Chief Executive of the Association. He takes over from Jean-Marie Chandelle who retired at the end of June 2012.

CEMBUREAU – Cement industry within a low carbon economy

CEMBUREAU is in the process of developing a vision of a low carbon European cement industry for 2050 and beyond.

CEMBUREAU responds to smart regulation consultation

On 21 September 2012, CEMBUREAU responded to a European Commission consultation relating to smart regulation in the EU. In its response, the Association stressed the need for legislation that is predictable, provides legal certainty and is consistent.

CEMBUREAU responds to Resource Efficiency Indicators consultation

On 19 October 2012, CEMBUREAU responded to a European Commission consultation relating to Options for Resource Efficiency Indicators. In its response, the Association highlighted the need for resource efficiency indicators to address a variety of issues, including access to resources, abundance and scarcity as well as geographical considerations.

EU carbon market: Competitiveness and legal predictability are essential

CEMBUREAU, the European cement association, has taken note with great interest of the Commission’s Report on the state of the European carbon market, launched on 14 November 2012.

Mark your diaries! 6 March 2013: "The Cement Sector: a Strategic Contributor to Europe's Future"

Join us on 6 March 2013 in Brussels for a lunch debate focusing on the competitiveness of the cement industry in Europe and its contribution to Europe’s goals of a sustainable, resource efficient and innovative society.

Claude Loréa nominated convenor of CEPMC Sustainability Working Group

In December 2012, CEMBUREAU Deputy Chief Executive, Claude Loréa, was nominated Convenor of the CEPMC Sustainability Working Group.

CEMBUREAU responds to VAT reduced rates consultation

On 4 January 2013, CEMBUREAU responded to the European Commission consultation on the review of existing legislation on VAT reduced rates. In its response, the Association stressed the need to maintain reduced VAT rates in the construction sector, particularly given the severe impact of the financial crisis on the sector.

CEMBUREAU responds to Energy-efficient buildings PPP roadmap

On 10 December 2012, CEMBUREAU submitted its views in relation to the ‘Energy-efficient buildings PPP beyond 2013 – Research & Innovation Roadmap’, highlighting the need to ensure material neutrality within proposals relating to construction products, rather than referring to the perceived advantages of specific materials.