What is CeMAP?

WHAT IS CEMAP?

CeMAP Building located in Cpl Cruz, Bagong Ilog, Pasig City

The CeMAP, as the association of the cement manufacturers of the Philippines, promotes and looks after the interests of its members in the following areas:

1.  Consistency in the production of high quality cement.

  • Monthly testing of each type of cement in each of the member cement plant and in the 3 retail outlets to confirm compliance with Philippine National Standards for cement;
  • Semi annual performance rating for each of the members’ cement plant of how they complied, surpassed the Philippine National Standards in their production of cement.
  • Active participation in the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) Technical Committee 3 (TC3) composed of representatives from various government agencies, the professional sector (architects, engineers, constructors), consumer groups and the academe, that develops and formulates standards to ensure consumer welfare and protection.
  • Engagement in the proficiency testing program for cement laboratories in the Philippines to ensure accuracy in the determination of the quality of cement in the market.
  • Promotes the need for reliable cement testing to ensure consumer welfare and protection.

2.  Development of products and cement based products for the consumers.

  • Continuing product standards review and development through the TC 3.
  • Promotion of blended cement that contributes to enhancement of environment protection and preservation.
  • Promote cement-based products (e.g., concrete boats, roofing tiles, etc)
  • Harmonization of PNS of BPS Standards and Blue Book or DPWH Standards

3.  Prevent unfair competition and ensure a level playing field for the manufacturers

  • Monitor and responds to any fraudulent (e.g., technical smuggling, substandard) cement importation with the government (BOC, BPS, RODG, DTI) and non-government (PPSQF, FPI, PCCI, FTA) organizations.
  • Coordination with BOI, BIS, BITR, Tariff Commission for regular updates on bilateral and multilateral trade agreements
  • Share strategies vs Buriki or Adulterated Cement
  • Continuing monitoring of both local and national legislations and executive orders (Office of the President, Department Orders) that will affect the industry; lobbying and initiation of corresponding measures to address the implications of these legislations and orders.

4.  Leadership in the implementation of sustainable development initiatives

Initiated and promotes continuing commitment to sustainable development by the 38 industry association members of the Federation of the Philippine Industry and the 7 country cement association members of the ASEAN Federation of Cement Manufacturers in the areas of:

  • Emissions and waste management
  • Alternative fuels and raw materials
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and
  • Health and Safety
  • Formulation of guidelines to observe truck maintenance management program of delivery agents and of truck overloading.

5.  Data source for the association members and for government and non-government construction stakeholders

  • Monitors and reports cement demand.
  • Provide industry outlook by networking, linkaging with private sector, stakeholders of cement.
  • Monitors and reports DTI and NSO reports on cement prices nationwide.
  • Offers seminars for professionals in construction business, civil & structural engineering students and other interested groups
  • Data to enable estimate of cement demand (e.g., DPWH).
  • Information on local and global scenarios that may affect the industry.

6.  Public Relations for the cement industry

  • The interest to be perceived as a partner of government, of the construction industry stakeholders, and of the public in general in nation building as expressed in their slogan: “Building Beyond Business”.
  • Image building through media coverage of activities and announcements
  • Set up website linkage with cement industry stakeholders
  • Active participation in cement consumer associations: Phil Concrete Industry Assn, Ready Mix Concrete Assn, Phil Constructors Assn, Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association, Chamber of Mines, and the Subdivision and Housing Developers Assn. to be updated on the issues faced by the associations (construction demand, technology, etc)  affecting the use of cement.
  • Active participation in international cement associations: ASEAN Federation of Cement Manufacturers, Asian Cement Producers Amity Club, East Asia Cement Association.