HeidelbergCement expand sustainable concrete portfolio in German market under EcoCrete brand
HEIDELBERGER Beton, German subsidiary of HeidelbergCement, are now offering a broad portfolio of sustainable concretes under the EcoCrete brand.
Depending on the application, EcoCrete offers between 30% and 66% CO2 reduction per cubic metre of concrete, compared with the reference value of the industry.
According to HeidelbergCement, this reduction is achieved on a strictly technical basis and without compensation measures. In addition, EcoCrete is available in resource-saving varieties containing at least 10% recycled content.
Also part of the EcoCrete concept is the 100% use of green electricity, the use of recycled water, and the complete recyclability of the concrete in the event of subsequent deconstruction.
‘Expanding local, sustainable product portfolios is a key element of HeidelbergCement’s climate strategy,’ said Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the managing board of HeidelbergCement.
‘The launch of EcoCrete in the German market is representative of the ambitious CO2 roadmaps we are implementing at all levels of the company and in all Group countries.’
Dr Nicola Kimm, chief sustainability officer and member of the managing board, added: ‘We are committed to regionally produced, CO2-optimized building materials that push the limits of what is technically feasible today in terms of sustainability.
‘Our cements and concretes are also being continuously developed to reduce the ecological footprint even further in the future – over the entire life cycle.’