Net zero pledge

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Holcim is among the first companies worldwide to have its near and long term CO2 targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative for all scopes, setting the reference for our industry.


Walking the talk on our commitment:

  • We are setting ourselves ambitious near term and long term climate targets that are validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
  • Until 2030, we are accelerating our reduction in CO2 intensity to exceed 20 (compared to our 2018 baseline)
  • We partnered with SBTi looking beyond 2030, and established the first climate targets for a 1.5°C future in the cement sector
  • 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

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

We are reinventing how the world builds for people and the planet

“ The building sector has an essential role to play to accelerate our world’s transition to net zero. I am proud to be joining the Science-Based Targets initiative today to announce Holcim’s net zero pathway to 2050. By setting the first Net-Zero Standard for our industry, we are committed to take science-driven action to win the race to net zero.”

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. 


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.

Our net zero pledge
Our net zero roadmap
Our CO2 footprint
Our climate actions today
Our carbon capture vision
Our green building solutions

→ 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.