Concrete Sustainability Council, towards a sustainable, safe, durable and comfortable future

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Companies in the ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete industry can be certified by the CSC. The certification takes place in four (4) categories: environment, economy, the social aspect of sustainability as well as management aspects. The certification covers the full supply chain - concrete manufacturers and cement and aggregates producers. 

No CSC certificate can be issued if the prerequisites have not been satisfied.

  • P1 Ethical and Legal Compliance
  • P2 Human Rights
  • P3 Indigenous People Rights (aggregates and cement)
  • P4 Environmental and Social Impact (aggregates and cement)
  • P5 Traced Materials (concrete)

In addition to the prerequisites for certification, the four categories are subdivided into individual credits (version 2.0).


Management


Environment

M1

Sustainable Purchasing


E1

Life Cycle Impact

M2

Environmental Management


E2

Land Use

M3

Quality Management


E3

Energy & Climate

M4

Health & Safety Management


E4

Air Quality

M5

Benchmark


E5

Water




E6

Biodiversity




E7

Secondary Materials




E8

Transport




E9

Secondary Fuels

Social


Economy

S1

Local Community


B1

Local Economy

S2

Product Information


B2

Ethical Business

S3

Health and safety


B3

Innovation

S4

Labor Practices


B4

Feedback Procedure

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Alignment Green Rating Systems


BREEAM
In February 2018, CSC has been recognised as a responsible sourcing certification system applicable to the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM). BREEAM is the oldest and most widely used method of assessing, rating and certifying the sustainability of buildings. After a thorough evaluation by BRE CSC has been accepted as a responsible sourcing certification scheme. This not only gives CSC-certified companies an advantage when supplying projects seeking BREEAM certification. It also provides project developers an additional option to earn points under this credit. More information?


DGNB
During the formal launch event of CSC in Germany in April 2018, Johannes Kreißig, Managing Director of DGNB GmbH, reported on the current status and outlook for sustainable construction in Germany. Commenting on the integration of the CSC in the DGNB system, he announced that in future the DGNB will recognise the CSC's Silver and Gold certifications in the DGNB system at Quality Level 1.2. The recognition refers to the DGNB's "Responsible resource extraction" criterion. More information?


LEED
CSC is not yet formally recognized in LEED. The USGBC is still developing the formal recognition process.


Envision
Envision is a US infrastructure certification system developed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), located in Washington DC. The new Envision Version 3 document will include CSC as an example of sustainable certification that would meet the requirements for their procurement credit. This credit RA 1.2 “Support sustainable Procurement Practices” will have the requirement "Third-party verified sustainability program." Recognition by Envision underscores the robustness and credibility of the CSC certification system and at the same time provides additional value for our clients. More information?

Other alignments

CSC is continuously focussing on alignment with green rating systems and other green stimulation programs.

The Netherlands:

  • MIA/Vamil: Tax benefit for owner of building with CSC concrete
  • Rabobank Impact loan: discount on interest rate on loan CSC certified concrete production facility


Our achievements