Position Papers & Press Releases


2022

Carbon Accounting for Building Materials joint project – press release (08.06.2022)

A consortium of European and global trade bodies are publishing a peer-reviewed study on the Global Warming Potential of biobased construction products.

The Concrete Initiative position paper on carbon removals (02.05.2022)

Download below the contribution of the cement and concrete sector to carbon removals.


2021

GCCA Roadmap for Net Zero Concrete (12.10.2021)

Download the full Concrete Future – GCCA 2050 Cement and Concrete Industry Roadmap for Net Zero Concrete.


Fair Construction Rules joint project – press release (11.10.2021)

International consortium starts independent research into methodologies for the assessment of the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of biobased materials used in construction.


The Concrete Initiative is Official Partner of the New European Bauhaus – press release (08.09.2021)

The Concrete Initiative welcomes the updated EU Industrial Strategy – press release (18.05.2021)

The Little Green Book 2021 Launch – press release (13.04.2021)

2020

Construction 2050 Alliance – press release (04.12.2020)

New BIBM President – press release (16.11.2020)

BIBM statement on the Renovation Wave (16.10.2020)

The Concrete Initiative position paper on the Circular Economy action plan (27.04.2020)

2019

Joint Paper of the Industry for an ambitious European Industrial Strategy (26.11.2019)

Please find below the joint paper of 149 industrial signatories:

Joint Paper ‘A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action’

European industries unite to call for an ambitious EU industrial strategy:

Press Release Industry4Europe – Joint Paper_November 2019


2018

Industry4Europe on indiscators

Industry4Europe_Joint Paper on Indicators_March 2018


Industry4Europe on governance

Industry4Europe – Joint Paper on Governance – July 2018


2017

Joint Declaration of the Industry for an ambitious European Industrial Strategy (01.02.2017)

Please find below the joint letter of 127 industrial signatories:

Joint Declaration on EU industrial strategy_July 2017

Joint Reaction Paper version 24.10.2017


2016

Concrete Initiative Fact Sheet on Fire Safety

Please follow this link to read the Fire Safety fact sheet (12.09.2016).


Concrete Initiative position paper on the revision of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Please read the mentioned position paper on the revision of EPBD (11.07.2016).


Joint Position paper on Market Surveillance  (CPE and FIEC)

Please read the joint position paper on Market Surveillance (19.04.2016).


CPE position paper on Ecodesign

Please read the CPE position paper on Eco-design (22.06.2016)


2015

BIBM position paper on the Circular Economy Package

Please find below BIBM’s position on the amending waste directives COM (2015) 595 and “Cloosing the Loop – an EU action plan for the circular economy” COM (2015) 614/2.

BIBM welcomes the new circular economy package 02.12.2015


BIBM position paper on the Draft Report of the European Parliament on Resource Efficiency: moving towards a circular economy (2014/2208 INI)

Please find below BIBM position on Resource Efficiency: moving towards a circular economy (2014/2208 INI).

Resource Efficiency 2208 INI – BIBM comments on tabled Amendments (final)

BIBM position paper and proposed amendments 2014_2208 INI (23.04.2015)


BIBM – CE marking

BIBM Position – simplified labels under CPR

BIBM comments on Green Action Plan for SMEs (COM(2014)0440)

2014

BIBM Position – Declarations of Performance

BIBM Position on double regulation

BIBM position on CE marking following an ETA

BIBM position on amending waste directives (COM (2014) 397)

The Concrete Initiative Position – Sustainable buildings

2013

BIBM reaction EC Workshop – Improvement of resource efficiency in buildings

CPE Ecodesign position paper

CPE Position – Adaptation to climate change

CPE Position – Dangerous Substances

CPE Position – Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)

BIBM position on PEF methodology

Please find below  BIBM position on PEF methodology:

Position on Building the Single Market for Green Products 


BIBM position on Market Surveillance and Product Safety

Please find below BIBM position on Market Surveillance Package and Product Safety:

BIBM position on Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package


CPE Position on industrial policy report

CPE Position paper – EC waste target consultation

BIBM General Comments on Public Consultation on Sustainable Buildings

Please find below BIBM general commments on Public Consultation on Sustainable Buildings submitted on 25 September 2013:   BIBM general Comments to PC on Sustainable Buildings


European Concrete Platform – C&D Waste

Joint Paper (BIBM, ECSPA, EFCC): Consumer Product Safety regulation

BIBM Position on Building the Single Market for Green Products

Product category rules for concrete products

2012

BIBM position – Sustainable Competitiveness of the construction industry

BIBM position on proposal for a Directive on Public Procurement

Please find below BIBM position and amendment on proposal for a Directive on Public Procurement and recommendations for Trialogue negotiations:

BIBM position on EP draft report on Public Procurement Directive

BIBM recommendations for Trialogue negotiations


2011

BIBM position on proposal for a Directive on Energy Efficiency

Please find below BIBM position and amendments on proposal for Energy Efficiency Directive:

BIBM Position on Energy Efficiency Directive 


Joint Letter of the Construction Industry to Commissioner Antonio Tajani

As part of a joint letter of the construction industry, BIBM calls for coherent EU level policy on sustainability and competitiveness of the construction sector.

Please find below the Joint Letter of the Construction Industry:

Joint Letter to VP Tajani


Rebuilding and refurbishment – drivers for a responsible choice

When considering the energy performance upgrade of a building, several criteria should be examined in order to make the right, most sustainable decision.

Please find below BIBM position paper on “Drivers for a Responsible choice”:

 Rebuilding and refurbishment – drivers for a responsible choice


Resource Management

The precast concrete industry believes that the management of natural resources is the key for securing the needs of the society.

Please find below BIBM position on Resource Management:

Resource Management-BIBM Position


2010

BIBM Position paper on on-site prefabrication

BIBM Position paper on the revision of the Construction Products Directive (CPD)

BIBM Position paper on concrete paving units slippery test for unpolished products