In 2002, ten international cement companies set out to help the industry play a stronger role in support of sustainable development. Today, an expanded group of 16 companies reports on our progress.
When this Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) wrote Our Agenda for Action in 2002, we represented about one third of world cement production outside China. We now represent over half.
We spoke then of the "fundamental challenge" that the goal of sustainable human progress presents. The challenge remains, as large as it was three years ago. But we have identified several paths forward for our industry to reduce its footprint, better manage its impacts and be more eco-efficient.