The partners

CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association based in Brussels, is the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe. The Association acts as spokesperson for the cement industry before the European Union institutions and other public authorities, and communicates the industry's views on all issues and policy developments with regard to technical, environmental, energy and promotional issues. Currently, the 27 Full Members of CEMBUREAU are the national cement industry associations and cement companies of the European Union (with the exception of Cyprus, Malta and Slovakia) plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. Croatia and Serbia are Associate Members of CEMBUREAU.

BIBM is the Federation of the European Precast Concrete industry (Bureau International du Béton Manufacturé). BIBM contribute to the development of the Precast Concrete Industry by acting at European and international levels. It provides the major platform of the sector in Europe, coordinating common development (technical and strategic) and promoting SME friendly legislation and stable standards. Furthermore, BIBM endorses the importance of sustainability and its three pillars and maintains a network of professionals, experts and industrialists to share their experience and piece of information for the progress of the industry. Founded in 1954, it represents 15 national associations of precast concrete. The sector employs 165,000 people in 7,000 production plants across Europe (5,000 companies). Each plant employs on average 23 employees.

EFCA is a partnership of 12 National Admixture Associations, formed in 1984 in order to represent the interests of the industry at a time when there was increasing European legislation and standardisation in the field of construction products. It is the voice of the European admixture producers – EFCA’s total membership provides in excess of 80% of admixture sales within Europe and represents all the major admixture manufacturers. Locally, EFCA partners represent more than 80 producers in total. The total sales of admixtures by EFCA members in 2014 were in excess of 1 million tonnes.

ERMCO, the European Ready Mixed Concrete Organization, is the federation of national associations for the ready-mixed concrete industry in Europe. ERMCO seeks to assist the development and adoption of concrete solutions based on the European Codes and Standards for the design and execution of concrete structures. ERMCO represents the ready-mixed concrete industry on CEN and other relevant European Committees, particularly in the fields of standardization, certification and the environment. ERMCO currently comprises 27 members of which 21 full members and 6 associate members from outside Europe. It is estimated that ERMCO full members have a turnover, including delivery, of € 14 billion and almost 8.000 plants spread all over Europe. Companies represented through ERMCO employ some 69.000 individuals.

UEPG stands for "Union Européenne des Producteurs de Granulats" (European Aggregates Association, Europäischer Gesteinsverband). Aggregates are sand, gravel (including marine aggregates), crushed rock, recycled and manufactured aggregates. UEPG represents the European Aggregates Industry in Brussels, now with Members in 29 countries. On behalf of its Members, UEPG actively lobbies the European institutions and other stakeholders on issues key to the industry. Our vision is a Sustainable Industry for a Sustainable Europe. Our mission is to be the Industry Champion and a trusted Partner. UEPG Core Values are to be Open, Transparent and Honest. We have a particular focus on health and safety, access to local resources, recycling, excellence in environmental stewardship and biodiversity.

The European Concrete Platform (ECP) is a European Association which gathers together European branch associations representing the concrete industry and its constituents. The aim of the ECP is to study and promote all aspects of concrete as the material of choice for sustainable construction. In this regard, the ECP covers a wide range of topics, ranging from thermal mass and energy efficiency to Eurocodes and fire safety. The ECP is also involved in several projects and alliances. These include BUILDUP, Fire Safe Europe, the Sustainable Construction Glossary, and Construction Products Europe. Click here to download the various publications produced by the ECP.

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