Our CO2 emissions reduction
Holcim cement is one of the most carbon-efficient in the world. With our target of 520kg of CO2/ton of cementitious by 2030, we are among the most ambitious companies in our sector. We are committed to reducing emission levels in line with a 2-degree scenario as agreed at the COP21 world climate conference in Paris.
In 2019 our net CO2 scope 1 emissions (i.e., emissions directly under our control) decreased to 561 kilograms per ton of cementitious (kg CO2 /ton), or 1.4 lower than in 2018. Given this very strong progress we have revised our 2022 target to be more ambitious in the near term, from 560kg to 550kg, as we move toward our 2030 carbon targets of 520kg. We also aim to reduce our scope 2 emissions (indirect emissions from our electricity consumption) by 65% in the same timeframe.