The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is a member-led program of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). CSI is a global effort by 24 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.
Indian division of CSI brings together 10 major cement producers inclusive of Amuja, ACC, UltraTech, Zuari Cement, Shree Cement, Dalmia, Holcim, Heidelberg Cement, Lafarge and others. The key purpose of CSI is to identify actions and facilitate steps cement companies can take, individually and as a group; to accelerate progress toward sustainable development.
The Cement companies are actively working towards addressing today’s challenges,
- Employee health & safety
- Climate change – Reductions in emissions of CO2, dust, NOx, SOx
- Alternative fuels and co-processing
- Biodiversity and land use management
- Water stress
- Role of concrete in sustainable construction
- Supply chain impact management
Zuari Cement takes forward Italcementi Group CSI Initiative in Indian Subcontinent; it is with pleasure we bring to your notice that Zuari Cement is to Co-Chair the CSI Communications and Safety Working Group in India, for the year 2014 -15.
Mr. Philippe Fonta, CSI Managing Director and Mr. Nabil Francis, Managing Director – Zuari Cement both will connect with the attendees.
Mr. Nabil Francis Mr. Nabil Francis, Managing Director – Zuari Cement is appointed as the Co-Chairman of the CSI (Cement Sustainability Initiative) India under the WBCSD.
Zuari Cement fortifies its presence in CSI India, with representation in working groups of Safety and Communication.
CSI remains one of the largest global sustainability programs ever undertaken by a single industry sector.
Zuari Cement to host Cement sustainability Initiative India – CEO meeting on 8 January 2015, in Bangalore