Position Papers & Press Releases
Launch of Concrete Europe: The Voice of Concrete and Its Value Chain – press release (08.02.2023)
Concrete Europe will continue to convey to the EU stakeholders our sector’s contribution to achieving the goals of the EU Green Deal.
Construction 2050 Alliance – EU Taxonomy – Key messages – press release (18.10.2022)
The Construction 2050 Alliance calls for the EU taxonomy to create the conditions to support the transition to sustainable construction.
ASSOBETON joins BIBM – press release (21.09.2022)
Milan, 21 September 2022 – By officially becoming a member of BIBM, as announced last week on the occasion of the General Board, ASSOBETON reaffirms its commitment to overseeing the issues of the precast concrete sector, both nationally and internationally.
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.
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)
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)
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
Industry4Europe on indiscators
Industry4Europe_Joint Paper on Indicators_March 2018
Industry4Europe on governance
Industry4Europe – Joint Paper on Governance – July 2018
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
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)
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)
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
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
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
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:
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
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