Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

The CCSA is an active communication partner for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Cement Sustainability Initiative (WBCSD-CSI). Globally, this initiative promotes the sustainability goals and interests of the cement industry. Three of our member companies, through their international holding companies, are signatories to this initiative.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

International: United Nations Global Compact (UNGC):

Environmental, social, and governance risk are becoming increasingly more complex; as is the management of opportunities in these areas. The Global Compact exists to provide assistance to the private sector in dealing with these issues. Businesses committed to aligning operations and strategies to ten internationally accepted principles in human rights, labour, environment and anticorruption can do so by becoming voluntary signatories to this strategic policy initiative by the UNGC.

There is an active thrust by UNGC to mobilise business action on the sustainable development goals.

Most of our members are signatories to the UNGC either directly or through their international holding companies. Although not a signatory, the CCSA acknowledges these principles.


BUSA is a confederation of business organisations including chambers of commerce and industry, professional associations, corporate associations and unisectoral organisations. It represents South African business on macro-economic and high-level issues that affect it at the national and international levels. BUSA’s function is to ensure that business plays a constructive role in the country’s economic growth, development and transformation and to create an environment in which businesses of all sizes and in all sectors can thrive, expand and be competitive.

As a principal representative of business in South Africa, BUSA represents the views of its members in a number of national structures and bodies, both statutory and non-statutory. BUSA also represents businesses’ interests in the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC).

The CCSA is represented on various working committees established by BUSA. To address matters such as environment management , water management , waste management, and climate change.


The National Business Initiative (NBI) is a voluntary coalition of South African and multinational companies committed to working towards sustainable growth and development in South Africa and the shaping of a sustainable future through responsible business leadership and action.

Many of the CCSA members are members of the NBI and the CCSA played an active role in the PSC of the Energy Efficiency leadership network.


The chamber of Mines plays a key role in engaging with various government Departments such as the Department of Minerals; the Department of Environment; and the Department of Water and Sanitation.

The CCSA engages on various matters related to the activities of it’s members and have also committed to promote the reporting on the national Mine Charter.