The global certification system for responsibly sourced concrete

Concrete Sustainability Council

Responsible sourcing
certification, what it is?

Concrete is the world’s most widely used building material. It is without any doubt the most durable material, the Pantheon in Rome or the colloseum are examples of its solidity.

By creating a certification system for responsibly sourced concrete, the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) promotes and demonstrates concrete as a sustainable building material to enable informed decision in construction.

It is our vision to build a sustainable, safe, durable and comfortable future.
The certification includes the complete concrete supply chain. cement producers, aggregates suppliers and concrete manufacturer.

More than

585

Certified Project

In already

15

Countries

Currently around

100

Projects in progress

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News

June 26, 2022

CSC-certification of five Betongindustri concrete plants in Sweden

Betongindustri, a leading concrete producer in Sweden, has been awarded CSC-certifications at the level Silver for five concrete plants as the first concrete supplier in Scandinavia. The awarded plants of […]

June 8, 2022

Three new CSC concrete plant certifications for Calcestruzzi SpA

Calcestruzzi SpA, a leading Italian conccrete producer and daughter company of Heidelberg Cement, continues to roll-out CSC certification and recently obtained CSC certificates at the level Silver for its concrete […]

April 20, 2022

Holcim Germany first cement supplier with CSC Platinum for all German cement plants

Holcim Germany has obtained a superb CSC Platinum certificate for its Bremen and Rostock cement plants. With this, all eight Holcim cement plants in Germany can now present a CSC […]

Upcoming events

The Net Zero Conference


2021’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report reinforced and accentuated the challenge that we face and the urgency that is necessary concerning the climate crisis.

Over the last nine years, the Net Zero Conference has brought together those who understand it takes all of us to overcome climate change.

This year, the CSC will be joining the event and will have a stand to present the global certification system for responsibly sourced concrete.
General Assembly CSC


The CSC will have its 2022 General Assembly in Rome in the offices of our Regional System Operator in Italy, Federbeton.

The General Assembly is open to its members only.

PROJECT PLATINIUM

CSC Platinum for Holcim Germany

Holcim Germany has obtained a superb CSC Platinum certificate for its Bremen and Rostock cement plants. With this, all eight Holcim cement plants in Germany can now present a CSC certificate in Platinum. This is the highest certification level and Holcim Germany is the first company worldwide to hold CSC Platinum for all cement locations.

The CSC Platin certificate for cement helps concrete suppliers to boost their own CSC score. With its recognition in leading green building labels, such BREEAM, DGNB or LEED, the CSC Certificate helps customers to obtain better green building ratings.

PROJECT GOLD

Spenner and Herkules Rhinland GmbH

Congratulations to Spenner and Herkules Rhinland GmbH for achieving Gold in Dortmund in March 2022 and Gold in  Nottuln and Leverkusen in April 2022. The company aim is to have all plants with a CSC certificate awarded by the end of the year. VDZ is doing the certification and will audit next plant during summer.

The U.N Sustainable Development Goals

CSC certification follows a holistic approach and requires compliance with five fundamental prerequisites and a wide range of social and environmental performance indicators, including “occupational Health & Safety”, “Labor practices”, “Land use”, “Energy & climate”, “Air emissions”, “Water”, “Biodiversity”, “Secondary materials”, and “transport”. With this, the CSC aims to contribute to the implementation of the SDGs in the concrete sector and its supply chain. Most of the SDGs are directly or indirectly addressed, namely:

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