HeidelbergCement join First Movers Coalition
Company aims to make an impact on joint goal to accelerate new technologies on way to net zero
HEIDELBERGCEMENT have joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC), a public-private partnership between the US State Department, the World Economic Forum, and forward-thinking companies from different industry sectors.
The FMC was created in 2021 as a platform for companies to use their scale and create demand to make emerging clean technologies accessible and scalable.
‘We are pleased to actively engage with the First Movers Coalition and to make a concrete impact towards our joint goals of accelerating new technologies on the way to Net Zero,’ said Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the managing board of HeidelbergCement.
‘Lowering carbon emissions is our key priority – both through our own ambitious innovation projects and through pioneering initiatives together with partners.
‘As producers of heavy building materials, the transport of our products has a substantial impact on our carbon footprint. In this respect, the work of the FMC complements our commitments to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.’
As part of their membership, HeidelbergCement commit to the sector ambition for ‘trucking’, aiming for 30% of the company’s heavy-duty new truck purchases and 100% of its medium-duty new truck purchases to be zero-emission trucks by 2030.
John Kerry, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, said: ‘I welcome HeidelbergCement to the First Movers Coalition, and their commitment to purchasing zero-emissions trucking solutions that the world must focus on scaling up over this critical decade.
‘The FMC is a critical pillar of the world’s efforts to advance breakthrough zero-emissions technologies to decarbonize many of the largest sectors of the global economy and to put us on a track to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.’