Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI)

The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is a global effort by 22 major cement producers with operations in more than 100 countries who believe there is a strong business case for the pursuit of sustainable development. Collectively these companies account for around 30% of the world’s cement production and range in size from very large multinationals to smaller local producers. ​

The purpose of the Initiative is to:

  • ​Explore what sustainable development means for the cement industry;
  • Identify actions and facilitate steps cement companies can take, individually and as a group, to accelerate progress toward sustainable development;
  • Provide a framework for other cement companies to become involved; and
  • Create the content and context for further stakeholder engagement.​​

To date the CSI remains one of the largest global sustainability programs ever undertaken by a single industry sector.​

CSI Charter​

The companies participating in the CSI have all signed the CSI Charter.

It summarizes the individual member actions included in the Agenda for Action, published in 2002. All companies joining the Initiative agree to implement these actions as a minimum requirement of membership, as part of their contribution to sustainable development. The CSI secretariat manages the process and ensures that companies are aware of and fulfill their various commitments.

Agreed Key Performance Indicators of the CSI.​​