Net zero at Holcim


Holcim is among the first companies worldwide to have its near and long term CO2 targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for all scopes. At New York Climate Week 2022, we partnered with SBTi to launch the industry's first 1.5°C science-based framework. In line with this new framework, we have submitted revised 1.5°C-aligned 2030 targets for SBTi validation.


Climate Report 2022

In line with our commitment to lead our sector’s transition to net zero, we’ve published our first Climate Report. The report details how we will reach our 2030 and 2050 net zero targets, and real-world examples of how we are helping build greener cities.

our net-zero commitments:


  • We set ourselves near-term and long-term climate targets that are validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
  • By 2050, we commit to long term targets for the full scope of our emissions. We complement our net zero target for Scope 1+2 emissions with a 90%* reduction target for our Scope 3 emissions.
  • Holcim’s 2050 goals were the first long-term targets in our sector to be validated by the SBTi, setting a new reference for our industry.
  • In September 2022 we partnered with SBTi to announce the launch of the world’s first 1.5°C science-based framework to decarbonize the cement industry.
  • We have submitted revised 1.5°C-aligned 2030 targets for SBTi validation, and are engaging with peers to scale up the framework’s deployment.

*vs 2020 on 90% of total absolute emissions, as per SBTi Net Zero requirements

What is SBTi?

→ 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.

Our net zero approach