CO2-reduction targets validated by Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

19 December 2019
 
  • Industry leader in reducing CO2
  • Approval of direct emissions reduction target and new ambitious CO2 emissions reductions targets from purchased electricity


The Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has validated LafargeHolcim’s targets to reduce its global carbon emissions. According to SBTi, LafargeHolcim’s targets are adequate and consistent with the global effort to keep temperatures below the ‘2°C’ threshold as agreed at the COP21 world climate conference in Paris.

“Our ambition to lead the industry in reducing carbon emissions is a key element of our Strategy 2022 – Building for Growth. The independent certification of our ambitious targets by the Science Based Targets initiative is a huge motivation for us to lead our industry towards low-carbon construction. Through continuous innovation in our production facilities and our product portfolio we will reduce carbon emissions even further,” said Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability Officer.

The SBTi has approved LafargeHolcim’s commitment to reduce scope 1 GHG emissions by 10% per ton of cementitious materials by 2030 from a 2018 base year. LafargeHolcim also commits to reduce scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity by 65% within the same timeframe.

LafargeHolcim’s targets, expressed in CO2 emissions per ton of cementitious materials, equate to a reduction from 576 kg in 2018 to 520 kg by 2030. With these targets LafargeHolcim is an industry leader in reducing CO2. By 2018 LafargeHolcim had already reduced its net carbon scope 1 emissions per ton of cementitious material by 25% compared to 1990.

The SBTi is a global collaboration between the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).


About LafargeHolcim

LafargeHolcim is the global leader in building materials and solutions. We are active in four business segments: Cement, Aggregates, Ready-Mix Concrete and Solutions & Products. With leading positions in all regions of the world and a balanced portfolio between developing and mature markets, LafargeHolcim offers a broad range of high-quality building materials and solutions. LafargeHolcim experts solve the challenges that customers face around the world, whether they are building individual homes or major infrastructure projects. Demand for LafargeHolcim materials and solutions is driven by global population growth, urbanization, improved living standards and sustainable construction. Around 75,000 people work for the company in around 80 countries.

 

Documents

  • Media release - English (pdf, 28.3 KB)
  • Media Release - German (pdf, 97.38 KB)