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Taiwan Cement announces support for ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ statement

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World Cement,

Taiwan Cement Corp. has announced support for the Global Cement and Concrete Association’s (GCCA) ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ statement, along with 40 international enterprises on 01 September 2020, to continue lowering the carbon footprint of cement and RMC products, with aims to deliver carbon neutral concrete by 2050.

TCC Chairperson, Nelson Chang, stated, "Human society and natural environment should be able to improve at the same time without seriously affecting our planet. So carbon dioxide emissions and the balance of nature is the challenge of our cement industry. Taiwan Cement will do its best to fulfil our responsibility and obligation to Earth."

TCC began the Science-Based Target project in 2019 and became the first cement company in the Greater China region to complete target setting, having been approved by Science-Based Target initiatives (SBTi) in June 2020. Following the science-based methods promoted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from United Nations, TCC set the target to reduce carbon emissions by 11% in 2025, using 2016 emissions as the base.

On top of these commitments, TCC completed carbon footprint certification for the most popular cement products, Portland Type I cement and RMC 3000psi, in July 2020. In August 2020, TCC obtained the first cement product carbon footprint label issued by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) of the Executive Yuan in Taiwan.

The ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ was launched by GCCA, the most influential international cement association with member companies including industry leading firms such as LafargeHolcim, China National Building Material (CNBM), Heidelberg, Cemex, CRH, and Taiwan Cement. The ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ is the first joint statement supported by the cement industry around the world.

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