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HeidelbergCement gains CDP 'A' rating for climate change leadership

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The global environmental non-profit organisation CDP has recognised HeidelbergCement as one of the world’s leading companies in cutting emissions, mitigating climate risks and developing the low-carbon economy. HeidelbergCement maintained its position on the CDP Climate Change A List from the previous year.

"The solid A rating from CDP that we’ve received for the second year in a row recognises 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 has recently sharpened its climate targets considerably. By 2025, the company aims to reduce specific net CO2 emissions to below 525 kg per t 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, over 9600 companies disclosed data to CDP. Of these, only 270 companies worldwide, thereof 16 in Germany, 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, allocating scores from A to D-. These scores are based on the comprehensiveness of disclosure, awareness and management of environmental risks and demonstration of best practices, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets. Companies that do not disclose or provide insufficient information are rated with an F.

The full list of this year’s CDP scores in all categories is available here:

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