LafargeHolcim signs net zero pledge with Science-Based Targets

Staff Correspondent

22 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

LafargeHolcim joins the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) “Business Ambition for 1.5°C,” becoming the first global building materials company to sign the pledge with intermediate targets for 2030, validated by SBTi .

This commitment builds on LafargeHolcim’s leadership in green construction with cutting-edge solutions such as ECOPact, its green concrete, and Susteno, its leading circular cement, said a press release.

In its 2030 goals, LafargeHolcim is further lowering its target for CO2 intensity in cement to 475kg net CO2 per tonne of cementitious material (net CO2/t.cem.).  Europe is on track to become the first region to reach this net zero ambition, building on its CHF 160 million investment roadmap launched last year.

Going one step further, LafargeHolcim is partnering with SBTi to develop a roadmap for aligning climate targets to a 1.5°C future in the cement sector, pushing the boundaries of green construction.

The SBTi has approved LafargeHolcim’s commitment to reduce scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions 21%2 per ton of cementitious materials by 2030 from a 2018 base year.  With this target, LafargeHolcim commits to reduce scope 1 GHG emissions 17.5 percent per ton of cementitious material and scope 2 GHG emissions 65 percent per ton of cementitious materials within the same timeframe.


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