CCSA Partner member companies aspire to net zero emission by 2050


“In order to comply with CCSA climate change commitments in line with the national NDC and Paris agreement, CCSA Partner member companies aspire to net zero emission by 2050 with milestones informed by decarbonisation along a 1.5-degree trajectory. The key initial milestone will be set at 2030,” says Dr Dhiraj Rama, CCSA Industry Executive.

“The net zero target boundary is based on the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory target as per RSA GHG Technical Reporting Guidelines for the cement sector in line with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reporting framework,” Dr Rama stated.

Dr Rama will provide adequate support, direction and leadership to members and will also monitor progress at sector level. He says key matters to note include:

• The net zero target monitoring covers both Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions of the company.

• With supported technology interventions, as well as improved overall nationally-developed Scope 3 emission monitoring programs implemented by stakeholders, the GHG invent1ory would be expanded accordingly.

• The trajectory is based on the understanding that the cement sector is a hard-to-abate sector and would be supported by:

> Technical, technological and fiscal support as per the CCSA overall national NDC commitment to UNFCCC proviso.

> Appropriate policy implementation and support to secure both green energy and alternate fuels and resources.

> Optimising operation of current production plants as practically feasible until the end of the plant’s life cycle.

> All future plants will ensure emission-efficient technologies.

> Access to carbon offsets.

• The climate response action will be underpinned by “just transition”.

• The overall consolidated CCSA sector performance of the GHG emission profile will be transparent by reporting performance on a regular basis. CCSA will ensure sectoral support to its members to comply with regulatory requirements. Key requirements include compliance to:

• Draft methodological guidelines for quantification of greenhouse gas emissions. The Draft Methodological Guidelines can be downloaded by members of the public at the website link: (Government Notice 135 dated 19 February 2021.)

• Technical Guidelines for the Validation and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions as per “Technical guidelines for monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions by industry: A companion to the South African National GHG Emission Reporting Regulations Version No: TG-2016.1 June 2016.” (Government Notice 1496 dated 12 November 2021.)

Cement and Concrete SA is the united platform for cement and concrete in South Africa. CCSA’S portfolio of services and events creates value for all its members through tailored categories of benefits aligned with different member profiles. Membership of this professional body confirms a commitment to ensuring an environmentally responsible and dynamic industry.

The partner members of CCSA are: AfriSam, Lafarge. PPC and Sephaku.

Individual and retired members accept membership in their personal capacity, while corporate members are companies that may join at various levels of benefits and costs. These companies benefit from affordable and targeted marketing to broaden their reach, create brand awareness, and remain competitive and relevant in the market.

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More information can be found on the CCSA website.
For further information: contact Dr Dhiraj Rama on email

Cement & Concrete SA
Tel: 011 315 0300 or 011 592 3910