HeidelbergCement Maintains Climate Change Leadership Status

CDP, a global environmental non-profit, has once again recognized HeidelbergCement as one of the world’s leading companies in cutting emissions, mitigating climate risks and developing the low-carbon economy.

HeidelbergCement maintains its position on the organization’s annual “Climate Change A List,” and remains the leader in the cement sector. 

“The solid A rating from CDP that we’ve received for the second year in a row recognizes our huge efforts on the way to significantly reduce our emissions,” says Dr. Dominik von Achten, chairman of the managing board of HeidelbergCement. “Our ambitious reduction targets set for 2025 and the commitment to achieve CO2 neutrality latest by 2050 are the basis of all our actions.”

HeidelbergCement recently sharpened its climate targets considerably. By 2025, the company aims to reduce specific net CO2 emissions to below 525 kg per tonne of cementitious material. This figure corresponds to a reduction by 30% compared to 1990 and had previously only been targeted for 2030. The company has also committed itself to offer carbon neutral concrete by 2050 at the latest.

In 2020, more than 9,600 companies disclosed data to CDP. Of these, only 270 companies worldwide were awarded the top A rating for their climate change performance. In the annual rating process, CDP uses a detailed and independent methodology to assess the environmental performance of companies. 

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