Our Commitment to Sustainability


The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program knows that you’re thinking about your future as a student. The choices you make regarding your career have the power to shape your life in all aspects. In the concrete industry, we’re thinking about your future too. Not only do we want to create longevity in terms of great careers, but we want to create quality, environmentally friendly products and structures that will be around for generations to come.

We know that concrete has the power to influence a building’s footprint, and therefore we have some pretty big sustainability goals that we’re committed to.

In 2021, America’s cement manufacturers came together to announce their intention to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and laid out a roadmap of the plan to accomplish this. With cement’s significant role in society and structures, the responsibility of our industry is clear: we must act now to reduce greenhouse gases and create sustainable building solutions. The roadmap describes how the U.S. cement and concrete industry can actively address climate change, decrease greenhouse gases, and eliminate barriers that are restricting environmental progress by outlining opportunities across the various stages of building development. Collaboration is key in this effort, extending beyond our industry and enlisting the expertise of researchers, policymakers, academic institutions, and more. There is an opportunity to set a global example on uniting to build sustainably, utilize new approaches, and advocate for updated technology. You can view the full roadmap here.

When you begin a career in the concrete industry, you’ll be part of this movement too. You’ll be actively impacting global change by being part of an evolving industry committed to sustainability, carbon reduction, and making the world a cleaner, greener place to live.

For more information on the concrete industry’s sustainability efforts, check out the links below.

Build With Strength

Shaped by Concrete

MIT Climate Portal

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub