The China Cement Association (CCA) was founded in 1987 and represents 4000 cement companies with a total annual production capacity of around 1.2 billion tons of cement. Under the Chinese government’s commission, the CCA assists the government in formulating strategic plans for industrial development, industrial policies, regulatory policies, industrial codes and standards, and provides assistance during implementation of these policies, codes and standards. In a sense, it functions as a bridge between the government and the cement enterprises. Its businesses cover reviewing applications for a business permit; organizing and/or coordinating research and development in new processes, technologies and products for the cement industry; introducing theories and practices in modern business management; promoting expansion of the cement market and development of its members.
In 2011, the CCA provided consulting to and produced several reports for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Environmental Protection. It organized “CEMENTECH 2011” in Beijing in April 2011, with more than 400 attendees from around the world, in addition to a few of seminars aiming to promote energy conservation and emissions reduction in the industry (Digital Cement, 2011). The CCA also co-organized the 1st and 2nd Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI)’s GHG Protocol training workshops in 2008 in Beijing, China under the APP Cement Task Force program. In addition, under the APP Cement Task Force, CCA helped organize a series of trainings for the use of BEST Cement tool (conducted by LBNL) and GHG Protocol (conducted by WBCSD/CSI).