Our net zero climate pledge


Holcim is reinventing how the world builds for people and the planet.

On our way to becoming a net zero company, we are accelerating green construction by joining the net zero pledge with science-based targets.

Walking the talk on our commitment, we are:

  • Setting ourselves ambitious 2030 climate targets that are validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
  • Accelerating our reduction in CO2 intensity to exceed 20% (compared to our 2018 baseline)
  • Partnering with SBTi looking beyond 2030, to support the development of the first climate targets for a 1.5°C future in the cement sector

“ I will not stop pushing the boundaries on our net zero journey with rigorous science-based targets. At Holcim we are accelerating circular and low-carbon solutions to lead the way in green construction.”

Jan Jenisch, CEO

Our building blocks to net zero

We are taking a holistic approach on our journey to net zero; from shaping the plants of tomorrow with automation and artificial intelligence to accelerating green solutions such as ECOPact green concrete. 

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Carbon capture

Carbon capture and usage or storage (CCUS) has to be a priority.

Green products

We’re helping our customers build greener than ever before.

Plants of tomorrow

Around the world we are preparing over 270 plants for the future.

Renewable energy

Harnessing the wind's power in Paulding.

Clinker factor

Reducing the clinker-to-cement ratio is key to cutting the carbon impact of cement.

Our net zero pledge: discover our climate actions

Discover the full details of our pledge to become a net zero company, shaping a world that works for people and the planet.


→ Science Based Targets initiative mobilizes companies to set science-based targets and boost their competitive advantage in the transition to the low-carbon economy. It is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments.

→ Business Ambition for 1.5°C is an urgent call to action from a global coalition of UN agencies, business and industry leaders, calling on companies to set science-based targets in line with a 1.5°C future. The campaign is led by the Science Based Targets initiative in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition.