How labelling sustainable concrete materials is driving change

Concrete is the most widely used manmade material and, by volume, one of the major sources of CO2 globally. Listen in to find out how effective labelling around sustainability is helping drive procurement sustainable concrete products. Featuring insights from Christian Artelt, Senior Manager - Sustainable Construction & Public Affairs at Heidelberg Materials and Michael Scharpf, Head of Sustainable Construction at Holcim.

This week Decarb Connect’s podcast turns its attention to concrete. Alex Cameron talks with Christian Artelt, Senior Manager – Sustainable Construction & Public Affairs, Heidelberg Materials and Michael Scharpf, Head of Sustainable Construction, Holcim. to find out how a certification system for responsibly sourced concrete and the associated CO2 module that the CSC have developed will drive down CO2 in this critical material.

You’ll hear about the journey CSC has been through and why a system of sustainability labelling is so important at this moment in time. You’ll explore how procurement of low carbon/sustainable concrete is being supported, how continuous improvement of certifications will play a role in continuing to drive ever-greener materials in the next couple of decades.

The conversation also takes in CSC’s critical work in protecting Human Rights, Biodiversity, Land Use and other key factors through its certification standards. And finally, you’ll hear how CSC is creating champions for sustainability and sustainable products in developing markets (home to the next phase of infrastructure, city and urban development).

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