Joint position – Feedback on Draft Milestone I

Logo Joint position – Feedback on Draft Milestone I

Our Alliance is committed to brining European cements within planetary boundaries, targeting a net-zero value chain by 2040. An ambitious policy, standards, and financial framework is urgently needed to make that happen.

A key priority for our Alliance is the swift adoption of performance-based cement and concrete standards in Europe to address market entrance barriers for clean innovations and materials. From a legal point of view, the existing recipe-based approach is not aligned with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

With Draft Milestone I, the European Commission proposes a welcome revision of EN 197-1 to better reflect market dynamics and innovation. Unfortunately, Draft Milestone I fails to mark any significant shift from the current recipe-based approach, nor compliance with legal requirements put forward by the old and new CPR.

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