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 Working to secure a low carbon future for Canadians

Concrete plays a vital role in building our communities. The Canadian cement industry is committed to continuous improvement and transparency and we are proud to be a proactive partner in developing innovative solutions to secure Canada’s low carbon, climate resilient future.

 

 

 

Making an important contribution to Canada’s economy

The cement and concrete industry’s combined contribution to the Canadian economy is estimated to be $73 billion annually in direct, indirect and induced impact and 151,000 direct and indirect jobs.

 

 

 

Proactively playing our role

Our industry is a vocal and active champion of carbon pricing and a robust, science-based regulatory response to reducing GHGs and improving the resilience of our communities.

Canada’s cement industry

Concrete is the foundation upon which modern, resilient societies are built. The seven members of the Cement Association of Canada manufacture 100% of the cement produced in this country and provide a reliable, domestic supply of cement for the concrete required to build Canada’s communities and critical infrastructure. The CAC, its members and concrete sector partners are committed to innovation, leadership, transparency and collaboration to reduce our environmental footprint and provide solutions to society’s sustainability challenges.

Contempra

Introduced in Canada in 2011 and referenced in the National Building Code under the name of Portland-limestone cement, lower carbon Contempra cement reduces CO2 emissions by 10%.

Concrete Design Handbook

The newly published 4th Edition of the Concrete Design Handbook, the premier guide for concrete design in Canada, is now available. Stay tuned for our upcoming seminars this fall.

Rediscover Concrete

A portal demonstrating the cement and concrete industry’s commitment to building low carbon, climate resilient communities and sharing information about its viewpoint, innovations and benefits.

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