What Sustainability Means to Us
Canada’s cement and concrete manufacturers are committed to producing products in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
The industry has embraced a culture of innovation to develop state-of-the-art products, practices and technologies that allow us to build safe, resilient, sustainable communities.
It has rallied behind the fundamental objective of sustainability as declared by the United Nations’ World Commission on Environment and Development Bruntdland Commission in 1987: “Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their needs.”
The Canadian cement industry is committed to improving the social and environmental performance of its operations and will continue to work on reducing its environmental footprint. It also recognizes its broader responsibility to work with other industry segments as well as external partners in academia, government and civil society to discover collective solutions to major sustainability challenges like climate change.
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 and make a larger contribution to cleaner air.
Cement Association of Canada President and CEO Michael McSweeney speaks about concrete’s contribution to sustainability at the 2012 Pollution Probe Gala.