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industry’s

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Our industry is committed to innovation, continuous improvement, transparency and developing collaborative solutions for a better future.

Net-zero concrete

Canada’s cement and concrete industry has consistently supported strong action on climate change. Over the past 30 years, we have reduced our carbon footprint by 20%, through innovation and continuous improvements. Today, we’re charting a roadmap to zero carbon concrete by 2050, with collective milestone targets to reduce the carbon intensity of cement (the key ingredient in concrete), by up to 40% by 2030.

Net-zero concrete

Canada’s cement and concrete industry has consistently supported strong action on climate change. Over the past 30 years, we have reduced our carbon footprint by 20%, through innovation and continuous improvements. Today, we’re charting a roadmap to zero carbon concrete by 2050, with collective milestone targets to reduce the carbon intensity of cement (the key ingredient in concrete), by up to 40% by 2030.

Innovation

Our industry champions innovation to advance the policy solutions needed to meet Canada’s climate objectives.

Our partnership with the Government of Canada supports our net-zero concrete goals while furthering Canadian leadership in clean technologies.

We’re also proactively participating in the National Research Council’s Lifecycle Assessment2 (LCA2) initiative, which will advance the measurement and evaluation of the carbon footprint of structural and other building materials.

In Canada and elsewhere, our industry continues to advance concrete products that anticipate the changing needs of construction and bolster the circular economy, from electro-conductive concrete to 3-D concrete printing.

Communities

The cement and concrete industry is a local-community industry and our operations stretch far beyond urban centres into rural and remote communities. Our employees are citizens and neighbours in the communities where they work and raise their families. So naturally, they’re committed to making cement and concrete one of the most sustainable building materials on the planet.

Communities

The cement and concrete industry is a local-community industry and our operations stretch far beyond urban centres into rural and remote communities. Our employees are citizens and neighbours in the communities where they work and raise their families. So naturally, they’re committed to making cement and concrete one of the most sustainable building materials on the planet.

Health and safety

The safety of our employees, customers, and neighbours is of paramount importance. As such, we’re committed to operating safely and responsibly, creating a healthy, secure working environment for our employees and a safe, nurturing environment for our communities. To that end, we work tirelessly to create a culture steeped in safe behaviours, proactively implementing best practices and audits into our processes to prevent injuries, illnesses and property damage.

Our roadmap to net-zero