Cement

Association

of Canada

The voice of Canada’s cement industry

Welcome to the Cement Association of Canada, the voice of Canada’s cement industry. Together with our members and partners in the concrete sector, we’re committed to making concrete a net-zero material of choice.
We’re helping to build a better, greener future. 

“We are charting a roadmap to reduce our carbon emissions by up to 40%  by 2030 and deliver net-zero concrete by 2050.”   – Michael McSweeney, former President and CEO, CAC

Supporting net-zero concrete globally

Supporting net-zero concrete globally

Earlier this month, the Global Cement and Concrete Association launched their roadmap to net-zero concrete. The Cement Association of Canada and its members are incredibly proud to be a part of the collective commitment of the world’s leading cement and concrete...

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Concrete sustainability:

Building
for life

Concrete is vital to our daily lives and our communities. It’s an indispensable part of our built environment, from our homes, schools, and hospitals to our rapid-transit systems, bridges, renewable energy, wastewater treatment plants and other vital infrastructure.

Our industry’s push to achieve net-zero concrete moves us in an ever-greener direction that will ultimately help ensure thriving, sustainable and resilient communities for generations to come.

“We are committed to accelerating the decarbonization of our sector and enhancing our capacity to deliver the durable, resilient, safe and net-zero buildings and infrastructure of the future.” – Marie Glenn, Chair, CAC

Our
industry’s
pledge

Achieving net-zero carbon concrete

As the makers of the most-consumed material on the planet after water, the cement and concrete industry shares a responsibility to find solutions to the challenges of climate change, sustainable construction and a circular economy. 

Over the past 30 years, our industry has proactively decreased concrete’s carbon footprint by 20%. 

Building on work already begun, industry members have committed to achieving net-zero concrete by 2050, with targets to reduce the carbon intensity of cement (the key ingredient in concrete) by up to 40% by 2030, and a progress review in 2025.

Our recent partnership with the Government of Canada supporting the development and implementation of our roadmap to zero carbon is invaluable in helping us accelerate the decarbonization of our industry.

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Substainable & circular economy construction

Concrete’s innate qualities help lower the environmental footprint of our built environment over the lifecycle. Concrete’s recyclability and the transition from fossil to low carbon fuels in the manufacturing of cement (concrete’s main ingredient) also help support the transition to a more efficient circular economy.

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Proven resilience

Concrete’s strength and resilience enhance our communities’ ability to withstand and recover from extreme weather events, helping all of us adapt more effectively to the realities of our changing climate, especially when paired with natural infrastructure solutions.

Expertise Center

The Expertise Center offers a broad range of technical resources to foster greater awareness and understanding of our innovations for sustainable, circular-economy construction and best design practices using concrete.

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