Sustainability milestone for Willemen Infra in Belgium: CSC Gold for concrete and Platinum for recycling

January 26, 2024

Willemen Infra’s ongoing sustainability efforts have been rewarded with CSC certificates for their concrete plants and recycling sites.

CSC Gold was achieved for four concrete plants and CSC Platinum for three recycling sites, marking the highest recognition and a first for Belgium.

“We are delighted and proud that Willemen Infra has achieved significant milestones today. Our commitment to ecological responsibility, following a thorough external audit by SGS Intron, has resulted in obtaining the gold CSC label for all our concrete plants and the remarkable platinum label for our recycling centres. This means that we not only meet but even exceed the highest standards for sustainability in Belgium,” says Joris De Kesel, General Manager of Willemen Infra.

Gold for concrete plants: a recognition of dedication

“The gold CSC label for our concrete plants reflects the dedication we demonstrate in every aspect of our concrete production. Our efforts throughout the entire production process – from selecting sustainable raw materials to optimizing production processes for energy efficiency – have led to this beautiful recognition. Our concrete plants are now recognized as leaders in sustainability in the construction sector,” says Dirk Christianen, Director of production and recycling.

Platinum for recycling centres: a pioneering achievement in Belgium

“We not only meet the highest standards, but we even exceed them,” continues Dirk. “For our recycling sites, we were awarded the platinum CSC label. We are the first in Belgium to achieve this highest recognition for sustainability in the recycling sector. This not only attests to our commitment to sustainable recycling practices but also makes us pioneers in this field.”

Building a sustainable future together

“In late December 2023, Willemen Infra also received the CO2 Performance Ladder level 5 certificate. This means that we are not only working on our own direct CO2 emissions but also on all our indirect scope 3 emissions,” says Franky Van den Berghe, Sustainability Manager at Willemen Groep. “To achieve level 5, a company works not only on its own emissions but also on those of the entire sector chain. The certificate aligns completely with the CO2 reduction plan of Willemen Groep.”

“These certifications are not the endpoint but rather an encouragement to continue our efforts in sustainability. They emphasize that we are not just building infrastructures but also a more sustainable future. Our commitment to innovation, environmental awareness, and social responsibility has brought us to where we are today. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to building a better world in a climate-neutral manner,” concludes Franky.

Willemen Infra is a leading, Belgian road construction company with a regional presence in both Flanders and Wallonia. An important asset is that they have all aspects of the construction process under own control. Moreover,  their team of 1,000 well-trained and experienced employees shun neither weekend nor night work to complete assignments on time. In addition, thanks to their own COPRO-certified production and recycling sites, they are one of the leading producers of asphalt and road concrete.