HeidelbergCement has published its Sustainability Report for FY18. With emission reduction targets that have been recognised by the Science-Based Targets initiative, the company has stated that it is setting clear priorities in climate protection.
The company has set the target of a 30% reduction in its specific net CO2 emissions per tonne of cement by 2030, compared with 1990. HeidelbergCement intends to realise its vision of CO2-neutral concrete by 2050 at the latest.
In addition to climate protection and emission reduction, the company’s tenth sustainability report highlights the spectrum of its sustainability initiatives. It provides detailed information on key topics, such as human rights and compliance, as well as occupational health and safety, on which intensive training and education measures were carried out in all Group countries in the 2018 reporting year. In addition, the report documents the company’s corporate social responsibility activities and the intensive exchange with various stakeholder groups in areas such as supply chain and supplier management, R&D, biodiversity, responsible land use, and water protection.
The report intends to make the company’s strategy transparent and comprehensible by providing a detailed description of all key issues, projects, and measures, backed up by relevant key figures. HeidelbergCement’s sustainability activities are based on the Sustainability Commitments 2030, which were adopted in 2017 and which define the principles and objectives of the sustainability strategy until 2030.
The report complies with the established standards of the Global Reporting Initiative. The company has also stated that it underlines the Group’s commitment to the principles of the UN Global Compact and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
“Cutting our CO2 emissions and handling natural resources considerately are priorities for all our business lines,” said Dr Bernd Scheifele, Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement. “We focus primarily on the development of sustainable products and the implementation of concrete measures at plant level, in order to achieve our sustainability goals. Our sustainability strategy focuses on local responsibility – towards our employees and our neighbours, as well as the environment.”
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