LafargeHolcim joins MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium as founding member

28 January 2021
 

• LafargeHolcim joins MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium as founding member representing the building materials industry

• Collaborating with like-minded influential industry leaders to accelerate climate action through innovation

• Consortium to vastly accelerate large-scale, real-world implementation of solutions to address the threat of climate change


LafargeHolcim joins the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) as a founding member, representing the building materials industry, to accelerate climate action through innovation. The company joins a range of influential other sector leaders to work with MIT’s world-class research teams to develop scalable solutions to tackle climate change.

Jan Jenisch, Chief Executive Officer: “I am committed to building a net zero future, driving innovative and sustainable building solutions that work for people and the planet. With the urgency of today’s climate crisis, no single organization can tackle it alone. That’s why I am proud to be joining MIT’s alliance of like-minded industry leaders and academic partners to scale up our climate action together.”

The MCSC is led by the MIT School of Engineering and will engage students, faculty, and researchers from across the entire Institute. MCSC members will work to accelerate large-scale, real-world solutions that address the threat of climate change. The goals of the MCSC include climate change mitigation, lowering barriers to technology adoption, speeding the retirement of carbon-intensive activities, directing investment where it will be most effective, and rapidly translating best practices across industries.

Joining this consortium is another step on LafargeHolcim’s commitment to build a net zero future as a global leader in innovative and sustainable building materials and solutions. Taking a rigorous science-driven approach to climate action, LafargeHolcim pledged to become a net zero company, partnering with the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and is setting the first net zero roadmap in the cement industry, building on its 2030 SBTi-validated climate targets.

More information on the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium is available as per below
News Release – click here
Video – click here
Dedicated MIT website – click here

ABOUT LAFARGEHOLCIM
As the world’s global leader in building solutions, LafargeHolcim is reinventing how the world builds to make it greener and smarter for all. On its way to becoming a net zero company, LafargeHolcim offers global solutions such as ECOPact, enabling carbon-neutral construction. With its circular business model, the company is a global leader in recycling waste as a source of energy and raw materials through products like Susteno, its leading circular cement. Innovation and digitalization are at the core of the company’s strategy, with more than half of its R&D projects dedicated to greener solutions. LafargeHolcim’s 70,000 employees are committed to improving quality of life across more than 70 markets through its four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.

 

 

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Media release - English (pdf, 61.89 KB)