How to become certified?

The CSC is the global system operator owning the global certification system.

The Regional System Operators (RSO) are developing a structure to support clients in every region. If there is no RSO in your region, the CSC is the system operator.

The CSC signs a license agreement with Certification Bodies (CB). CB’s issue the certificates. Clients select the CB themselves. Our goal is to have several CBs in every region, to ensure competition.

Schematic description of the weighting of different activities.

Following the step

Companies that want to explore the content of CSC can use the free Quick Scan in the Toolbox. Registration for the Quick Scan is not necessary. You create an account in the Toolbox with the quick link to CSC Toolbox.
NOTE: when performing the Quick Scan, choose the correct system (cement, aggregates or concrete).


You create an account in the Toolbox of the system at quick link to CSC Toolbox. The CSC Toolbox provides a free quick test (duration approx. 20 minutes) of all CSC criteria. It provides information on whether and how a company or plant is likely to be certified.


You require a license (a number of certification rights) for the Toolbox and submit a certification application. This is called «project registration». It is not only an administrative step, but also important insofar as the scope of certification is set here.


You prepare your certification. To this end, you or a person commissioned by you upload evidence into the Toolbox and supplement any explanations. After completing the system and uploading your evidence, your score will be calculated.


To perform an assessment you select a certification institute. This can be done before or after the project registration. The certification institute appoints an auditor for the project. The customer must agree with the certification institute on the costs of the audit.


You can constantly improve the quality of your evidence. When this process is completed, the audit report is generated and the project file is frozen. An independent CSC auditor reviews the report.


Finally, the certification institute reviews the work of the auditor and determines whether additional inspection is required. The minimum number of occurrences equals 0.7 times the square root of the number of works included in the scope.


If the certification institute is satisfied with the content and quality of the report, the certificate is issued.


A new certification (recertification) will be necessary after three years.

The benefits

CSC has now been recognised as a responsible sourcing certification system for concrete, cement and aggregates by the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), By DNGB and by Envision, a US infrastructure certification.

The value of the CSC results in particular from the planned or partly already recognised recognition by international systems for assessing the sustainability of buildings. These are systems like BREEAM, LEED and DGNB.

Environmental protection

Reduce climate impact, preserve biodiversity and strenghten climate resilience of the buildings and construction sector.

Positive business impact

CSC is recognized in leading green building labels: BREEAM, DGNB, LEED, OGNI
CSC is the benchmark tool within the global concrete industry.

Community engagement

Promote concrete as a construction material of choice within our society. Knowledge sharing, outreach and awareness rising

Improve productivity

Identify opportunites for action as you gain insight into the sustainability performance of your supply chain


CSC is independent and the certification process review is performed by independent certification bodies.

Go to our toolbox to start a certification

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The Licences fees

Every plant that wants to certify needs one certification license.
CSC certification licenses can be redeemed with registration rights
which can be purchased individually and in the form of a bundle.

Costs for CSC registration rights are as follows: