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CIF Sustainability Roadmap

Climate Protection

Achievements since 2009:

  • Implemented a number of projects through the Asia Pacific Partnership Cement Centre of Excellence.
  • Worked collaboratively with the Australian Government to develop the Clean Energy Future carbon tax and emissions trading scheme.

New commitments from 2011

  • Work with the Global Superior Energy Forum to ensure technology opportunities are pursued world-wide.
  • Responsible use of fuels and materials.

Responsible use of Fuels and Raw Materials

Achievements since 2009:

  • Worked collaboratively with the Australian Government to establish the National Waste Policy: Less Waste More Resources.
  • Increased the use of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs).
  • Achieved change in the Australian Standard for cement to allow a greater percentage of mineral addition.

New commitments from 2011

  • Aim for an increase in the use of SCMs.
  • Promote the National Waste Policy as the vehicle through which reform of environmental and resource conservation legislation should be pursued.

Employee Health and Safety

Achievements since 2009:

  • Member companies have continued to improve health and safety protocols.

New commitments from 2011

  • Continually improve systems, processes and employee awareness and engagement.

Emissions Monitoring and Reporting

 Achievements since 2009:

  • Increased extensiveness and frequency of measurement using improved methodologies and specification in line with strengthened licence requirements.

New commitments from 2011

  • Work collaboratively with the Australian Government as it considers the global, legally binding agreement on mercury currently being negotiated under the authority of the United Nations Environment Program.

Local Impacts on Land and Communities

Achievements since 2009:

  • Promote greater focus on water and water efficiency and reporting
  • Continued focus on community engagement through Community Working Groups and Liaison Committees.
  • Reduce water use by 10 per cent.

New commitments from 2011

  • Focus on issues resulting from urban encroachment.

Reporting and Communications

 Achievements since 2009:

  • Biennial industry sustainability reporting.
  • Independent review of emissions monitoring data and public communication of results at an industry aggregate level.
  • Compliance with the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) and National Greenhouse Reporting Scheme (NGERS) obligations.
  • The completion of an assessment for eligibility  for Emissions Intensive Trade Exposed (EITE) assistance for greenhouse reduction programs.

New commitments from 2011

  • Examine the effectiveness of reporting tools and make changes where appropriate.