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HeidelbergCement retain CDP 'A' rating


Latest A rating confirms company’s climate change leadership for second year in succession

HEIDELBERGCEMENT have retained their position on the CDP Climate Change A List for the second year running, in recognition of their activities as one of the world’s leading companies in cutting emissions, mitigating climate risks and developing the low-carbon economy.

In the annual rating process, the global environmental non-profit organization 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, the awareness and management of environmental risks, and the demonstration of best practices, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets.

In 2020, more than 9,600 businesses disclosed data to CDP, of which only 270 companies worldwide were awarded the top A rating for their climate change performance.

HeidelbergCement have recently sharpened their climate targets considerably. By 2025, the company aims to reduce specific net CO2 emissions to below 525kg per tonne of cementitious material. This figure, which corresponds to a 30% reduction compared with 1990, had previously been targeted for 2030. The company has also committed to offer carbon neutral concrete by 2050 at the latest.

‘The solid A rating from CDP that we’ve received for the second year in a row recognizes our huge efforts on the way to significantly reduce our emissions,’ said 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 by 2050 at the latest are the basis of all our actions.’

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