In 2002, the founding members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) published their Agenda for Action. It set out a program of work, focusing on certain specific areas. In each area, there are two kinds of action: joint projects, which companies work together to tackle a specific environmental or social issue; and individual actions, which are implemented by each company in its own operations (including target setting and performance reporting), applying both innovation and good practice.

This document provides a snapshot of CSI’s achievements over the past ten years, as well as an outlook onto the future issues the cement industry will need to tackle, and how the CSI and its member companies are planning to respond to changing and new sustainability challenges. More details are provided in the 2012 Progress Report ( or on the CSI website (

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