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What Is The PEGASUS Programme?

WCA's PEGASUS programme, which stands for Plant Evaluation, Gap Analysis and Support Service, is part of our commitment to provide value-added services and support our members to achieve greater sustainability. The programme is offered to corporate members to help them to identify the gap between their plants and world-class best practice, through gap analysis, plant audits and dialogue with experts. 

Gap Analysis: Through benchmarking with other plants around the world, we can identify the gap at a particular plant between actual performance and best practice. We look at the gap to best-in-class (i.e. plants with comparable technology) as well as the gap to industry best practice. The gaps identified can then be used to prioritise performance improvement projects and evaluate capital investment options.

Plant Audits: A plant audit team consists of specialists in the relevant topics to be examined. The teams typically include specialists on pyro systems, milling, waste heat recovery, maintenance and quality. These specialists are drawn from other WCA members. When a plant is audited, it is an opportunity to look at improvement opportunities with from a new perspective, drawing on the experience of the team. It is also an opportunity for professional development for those involved both from the host plant and the audit team.

Dialogue with Experts:  WCA members have access to expertise and opportunities to share experiences and best practices through our network, other PEGASUS participants and specialists from the audit team.

New members are able to join at the start of a new project cycle. If you would like to participate in the next cycle of the PEGASUS programme please contact Jo Michael (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



Pegasus 2020 is our first multi-company benchmarking and knowledge sharing project, designed to be practical with the current COVID limitations around the world. The project is:

  • Open to all clinker-producing WCA members
  • Has no WCA fees
  • Has no cost other than related travel
  • Professional development opportunities

The Project focuses on benchmarking 3 key topics, one in each phase:

Phase 1: Energy and CO2

Phase 2: Maintenance and Reliability

Phase 3: Operation, Quality & Industry 4.0

The implementation of each phase consists of 5 stages:

Stage 1 - Review and approval of KPIs. WCA will define as set of KPIs to be benchmarked by the phase which will be reviewed and agreed by the Operations & Performance Committee.

Stage 2 - Data gathering period for all participating plants.

Stage 3 - Benchmarking analysis.

Stage 4 - 1-1 meetings with participants to present a report of the benchmarking and key improvement opportunities.

Stage 5 - Conclusion of phase. Under the guidance of the Operations & Performance Committee WCA will produce; a series of reports for members outlining the key results for the phase; and a series of member forums on the key topics opportunities for improvement and knowledge sharing highlighted by the benchmarking.

PEGASUS Exemplar Graph

As part of WCA’s continuing Climate and Environment commitment, as well as providing value-added services for its members, we have formed ongoing Climate Partnerships with organisations such as NGOs, thinktanks and events providers. This will allow knowledge sharing between WCA and our Climate Partner, giving the cement industry a voice and platform outside of its traditional silos, as well as fostering new partnerships, collaborations and ideas between our industry, other hard-to-abate sectors and the wider climate movement.

If you are interested in becoming a WCA Climate Partner, or would like to contact or collaborate with one of our Partners, please contact Manon Burbidge (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 


Our Climate Partners

Climate Action

Climate Action is an organisation which establishes and builds partnerships between business, government and public bodies to accelerate international sustainable development and advance the ‘green economy’. This is achieved by providing a global media and events platform across which stakeholders can share knowledge, technologies and expertise, and identify innovative solutions to the challenges faced by climate change and a growing population. Events include a range of topical Summits, the Sustainable Innovation Forum alongside the COPs and Sustainable Investment Forums. 

Key Areas of Expertise: 

  1. Events and Speaker Connections
  2. Industry and Energy Transitions
  3. Sustainable Investment and Climate Finance 

Climate Action for Associations (CAFA)

Climate Action for Associations (CAFA) is a not-for-profit collective, convening professional and trade associations, institutes, societies, clubs and other independent bodies from all around the world to come together to accelerate climate action.

CAFA supports membership organisations take action internally, and deliver climate action and sustainability support to members.

Key Areas of Expertise:

  1. Guidance, information, solutions & learning
  2. Peer to peer network
  3. Sustainable partnerships

Decarb Connect

Decarb Connect works to support those driving decarbonisation in the most energy-intensive sectors, brokering access to hard-to-reach information and facilitating network relationships – all with the goal of accelerating decarbonisation. They work closely with their cross-industry advisors and research contacts to find out what is most needed in terms of introductions, information and solutions, also provide access to content, stories and voices not generally ‘on the circuit’. As well as industry relevant events Decarb Connect offers member networks, meet-ups and data. 

Key Areas of Expertise:

  1. Hard to Abate Sectors
  2. Cross-Industry Collaborations and Information
  3. Events and Speaker Connections

Smart Surfaces Coalition

The Smart Surfaces Coalition is committed to the rapid, cost-effective global adoption of smart surfaces to enable cities to thrive despite climate threats, save cities billions of dollars, create jobs, decrease heat, reduce flood risk, slow global warming, and improve city livability, health, and equity.

Currently, the vast majority of roofs, roads, pavements, and other public spaces are built with dark, non-porous materials that absorb heat and radiate it into the air. This increases city temperatures, leading to the Urban Heat Island effect (UHI) and is the main reason cities are on average hotter than surrounding suburban and rural areas.

Smart surfaces include reflective (cool) roofs and pavements, porous pavements, green roofs, solar PV, trees, and combinations of these surfaces.