An Industry Committed to Building Better Communities
The Canadian cement and concrete industry recognizes that sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential values for its continued success. Canada’s cement and concrete manufacturers are committed to producing products in an environmentally and socially responsible manner and to contribute to the quality of life of the communities across Canada not only by striving to improve their environmental performance but also by supporting community initiatives locally and nationally.
The industry is a vital participant in Canada’s economy, employing more than 27,000 people across the country and generating revenues of more than $8 B a year.
Canada’s Cement Manufacturers
The industry is dedicated to drive continuous improvement in all stages of the supply chain and across all industry segments so as to enhance the sustainable value of concrete structures, improve energy efficiency and minimize emissions to reduce its environmental footprint and make a larger contribution to cleaner air.
Virtually all Canadian cement manufacturers are signatories to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Cement Sustainability Initiative.
Canadian cement manufacturers members of the CAC:
Most Canadian cement companies are also involved in the production of ready-mixed concrete and various forms of concrete-based construction. Together with independent producers of concrete in its many forms, they are dedicated to the continuous advancement of concrete’s sustainability through product and process improvements.
In addition to the actions taken at the cement manufacturing phase, the industry continues to increase the use of recycled materials, including industrial by-products, thus conserving valuable natural resources and reducing process energy required to manufacture concrete. It also continues to explore new ways to further reduce the carbon footprint through the development of innovative concrete mixtures. Concrete companies also strive to improve manufacturing processes, including the use of alternative energy sources, to minimize the energy of production and the associated greenhouse gas emissions. Finally, the industry continues to enhance transportation efficiency and delivery methods to reduce the environmental impact of the construction process.
National Concrete Producers Associations
Most Canadian cement companies and a great many independent producers of concrete in its many forms are active in these associations which aim to advance knowledge of concrete:
Provincial Ready-Mixed Concrete Associations