HeidelbergCement continues to drive decarbonization efforts by signing the Business Ambition for 1.5°C Commitment. Led by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the “We Mean Business” coalition, the initiative aims to limit global warming to 1.5°C and achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest.
With this signature, HeidelbergCement also joins the global Race To Zero campaign, which intends to build positive momentum for the transition to a decarbonized economy ahead of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November.
“As one of the world’s leading building materials producers, we are continuously increasing our efforts in the global fight against climate change,” said Dr. Dominik von Achten, chairman of the managing board of HeidelbergCement. “We are working on all levels to reach climate neutrality – within our operations as well as through associations and initiatives such as the Race To Zero campaign. Every effort brings us closer to our goal.”
To substantiate the path to net zero emissions by 2050, HeidelbergCement will intensify its collaboration with the SBTi and global partners. The company has already committed itself to lower Scope 1 emissions to below 500 kg of CO2 per tonne of cementitious material by 2030, a reduction of 33% compared to 1990.
HeidelbergCement’s Scope 2 emissions are to be reduced by 65% by 2030 compared to 2016. To also significantly reduce the supply and transport-related Scope 3 emissions, the company collaborates with partners along the entire value chain. HeidelbergCement aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.