Our net-zero enablers are setting new standards for emissions reductions within the low-carbon construction industry.
Our climate targets
OUR 2030 TARGETS
OUR 2050 TARGETS
In 2022, we updated our 2030 climate targets in line with the SBTi's revised 1.5°C-aligned roadmap. With these upgraded targets, we confirm our commitment to decarbonize building, leveraging the most advanced science.
Holcim commits to reduce gross scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 25% per ton of cementitious materials by 2030 from a 2018 base year.1 Within this target, Holcim commits to reduce gross scope 1 GHG emissions 22.4% per ton of cementitious material and scope 2 GHG emissions 65% per ton of cementitious materials within the same timeframe.1
Holcim commits to reduce gross scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services 25.1% per ton of purchased clinker and cement by 2030 from a 2020 base year. Holcim also commits to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions from fuel and energy related activities 20% per ton of purchased fuels by 2030 from a 2020 base year. Furthermore, Holcim commits to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions from downstream transport and distribution 24.3% per ton of materials transported within the same timeframe.
1 The target boundary includes land-related emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks.
We will reduce scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 95% per ton of cementitious materials from a 2018 base year.1
We will reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions by 90% by 2050 from a 2020 base year.2
1 The target boundary includes land-related emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks. 2 This net-zero validation was evaluated within the parameters of the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign and it covers categories 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 of Holcim's scope 3 emissions.
“At Holcim, we are committed to decarbonizing building for a net-zero future. When I see the thorough decarbonization plans we are deploying across our business, I am confident that we will decarbonize building at scale.”
JAN JENISCH| CEO
Memberships and recognitions
Our memberships and recognitions underscore our commitment to becoming a net-zero company.
We work to have a positive impact on all 17 UN SDGs. Under our climate action pillar we have identified four goals where we can make a significant difference:
How we are making it happen
Shifting to renewable energy
We are working to decarbonize our sources of energy, increasing alternative and renewable energy across all our operations. We are reducing our scope 2 emissions by installing on-site renewable energy, buying decarbonized electricity through off-site Power Purchase Agreements (PPA's) and turning waste heat into electricity.
Replacing fossil fuels with alternative fuels, such as biomass and other materials at the end of their life, is one of the key levers of our net-zero journey. We continuously and systematically innovate to accelerate the use of alternative fuels in our cement sites, with some plants in Europe already running at an almost 100% substitution rate.