Professional Committees and Networks

WCA established the Professional Committees and their associated Networks to deliver practical value to the Association’s members. The Committees are responsible for investigating member needs, raising awareness of important issues in their area of focus, delivering an agreed action work plan, and play a key role in organising related events such as member forums, most of which are open only to WCA members. The networks provide a point of liaison on the Committee topics with member companies, feeding back on initiatives, actions and points of interest, as well as providing a discussuion forum for professionals across the global industry.

All committees are particularly careful to observe the requirements of anti-trust rules and to focus on legitimate areas of common concern. Where necessary, participation in events by direct competitors is restricted.

icon new technology Technology & Sustainability Steering Committee:

The Technology and Innovation Committee’s key aim is to support WCA’s members in identifying, sharing and promoting best practices and advanced technologies in smart manufacturing and the circular economy, in order to increase productivity and efficiency. It will also work on sustainable development challenges from a technical perspective, particularly with regards to climate change, water conservation and environmental protection.

icon new technology Environment & Climate Change:

The Environment and Climate Change Committee focuses on the industry response to climate change and other environmental challenges such as biodiversity and water management. It also enhances members’ opportunities to learn about new environmental technology and stimulates sharing of best practices that promote sustainable development in the worldwide cement industry. In addition, the committee monitors environmental developments in other industries that may be relevant to cement.

icon new technology Safety & Health:

The cement industry operates large scale quarries and heavy industrial plants, as well as fleets of mobile equipment and road vehicles, which all carry substantial safety challenges. The Safety and Health Committee shares safety management best practices and arranges specialist training to improve standards across the industry.

icon new technology Marketing & Logistics:

The Marketing and Logistics Committee encourages members’ innovation in this area by sharing best practices, including the improvement of both supply chain efficiency and environmental performance in a field of the industry that has traditionally received less attention than operations.