Nature

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At Holcim, we are committed to becoming a nature-positive company.

 
 

With the launch of our nature-positive strategy in September 2021, Holcim became the first in the construction sector to commit to a measurable positive impact on biodiversity and the replenishment of freshwater in water-risk areas.

Our nature-positive strategy sets out measurable 2030 targets to restore and preserve biodiversity and water, while at the same time bringing more nature into cities.

 

Our focus areas

Biodiversity


Our positive impact on biodiversity is based on transformative rehabilitation plans and measured by a science-based methodology developed in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Water


Preserving water across our business, we aim to replenish freshwater in water-risk areas while lowering water intensity across all our product lines.

 

Our targets

 
33
%
reduction of water intensity in Cement

reduction of water intensity in Cement

by 2030, compared to 2018 baseline

 
20
%
reduction of water intensity in Aggregates

reduction of water intensity in Aggregates

by 2030, compared to 2018 baseline

 
15
%
reduction of water intensity in Ready-Mix Concrete

reduction of water intensity in Ready-Mix Concrete

by 2030, compared to 2018 baseline

 
75
%
of sites in water-risk areas to be water-positive

of sites in water-risk areas to be water-positive

by 2030

 
100
%
of sites in water-risk areas to be equipped with water recycling systems

of sites in water-risk areas to be equipped with water recycling systems

by 2030

 
100
%
of water discharged to meet Holcim water quality standards and in-country regulations

of water discharged to meet Holcim water quality standards and in-country regulations

by 2026

 
100
%
of quarries to have biodiversity management and rehabilitation plan

of quarries to have biodiversity management and rehabilitation plan

by 2022

 
100
%
of managed land to complete global Biodiversity Indicator Reporting System baseline

of managed land to complete global Biodiversity Indicator Reporting System baseline

by 2024

 
100
%
of environmentally critical suppliers to operate according to recognized environmental management systems

of environmentally critical suppliers to operate according to recognized environmental management systems

by 2022