As society strives to build a more sustainable future — one in which prosperity is understood to include economic, environmental and societal well-being — a new understanding of the built environment is emerging.
Resilient, versatile, efficient in its use of nature’s resources, and cost effective throughout its long service life, concrete inherently contributes to safer, smarter, more sustainable communities.
The Canadian cement and concrete industry has embraced sustainable development and, building on its proven commitment to continuous environmental improvement, it is making deep investments in potentially transformative innovations in areas like carbon capture and reuse.
Concrete is the second most used material in the world, after water. Concrete buildings and infrastructure support our lives in fundamental ways as they connect our communities and provide efficient, safe and beautiful places for us to live, work and play.