It is estimated that, globally, urban areas will add 2 billion people in the next 25 years and that 60% of the infrastructure that humanity needs by 2050 has not yet been built. This requires the deployment of innovative solutions at scale that will respond to evolving societal expectations. Whilst construction will continue to be a source of carbon emissions, innovation in materials and practices across the sector will enable the transition towards low-carbon and circular models.
At LafargeHolcim we do not only commit to reduce carbon emissions from manufacturing and distributing our products. We aim to lead the transition towards low-carbon and circular construction by also introducing more low-carbon products and solutions to our customers worldwide and by being at the forefront of innovation in construction materials and solutions. Some of our innovative concrete and cement products allow for CO2 savings of up to 70 percent compared to standard Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) products.
The company is committed to continuous carbon intensity reduction, as demonstrated by its leadership position on carbon efficiency (576kg CO2 / ton of cementitious material in 2018) as well as an ambitious 2030 target (520kg CO2 per ton of cementitious material) aligned with the 2°C scenario of the Paris COP21 climate agreement.