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CDP celebrates HeidelbergCement as ‘Supplier Engagement Leader’

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Following the 2021 global score release, the environmental non-profit organisation CDP has listed HeidelbergCement as one of the globally leading companies in its Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) published recently. The SER recognises how effectively companies engage their suppliers on climate change, based on CDP’s climate change questionnaire. The companies with the best SER are celebrated as Supplier Engagement Leaders – which this year is the top 8% of companies.

Responsible sourcing, long-term collaboration and the implementation of high sustainability standards along the entire supply chain are central elements of HeidelbergCement's corporate strategy. A particular focus is on local commitment: the company invests around 90% of the procurement value in the immediate vicinity of its plants or in the respective country. The standards set out in the company’s Supplier Code of Conduct are actively monitored and enforced through the Global Supplier Sustainability Initiative. The company is also working to further enhance transparency and reporting in supply chain issues.

HeidelbergCement currently holds the top score A in CDP’s climate change rating. To calculate the SER score, CDP assesses performance on supplier engagement using a company’s feedback to selected questions on governance, targets, scope 3 emissions, and value chain engagement. The SER Introduction and SER methodology 2021 is available on CDP’s website for more information.

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