HOLCIM have achieved their voluntary carbon emissions reduction target ahead of schedule. Using 1990 as a reference year, the company’s original target was a 20% reduction in net CO2 emissions per tonne of cement by the end of 2010.
However, the company’s recently published Corporate Sustainable Development Report reveals that CO2 emissions had already been reduced by 21% by the end of 2009 (excluding the Group’s own power generation).
In a move aimed at helping to cut its carbon footprint still further, the company has now set itself a new target of reducing CO2 emissions by 2015 to a level 25% below the 1990 baseline.
Holcim expect that marked improvements in the environmental efficiency of new cement plants coming on stream from 2010 onwards will make a significant contribution to achieving this goal.