Our CO2 emissions reduction

LafargeHolcim cement is among the most carbon efficient in the world. Since 1990, we have reduced our net carbon emissions per tonne of cement by 25 percent - leading international cement companies with the highest reduction compared to our 1990 baseline.


Our current 2030 emissions reduction target of 40 percent compared to 1990 – translating to net emissions of around 460 kg CO2/tonne – exceeds the standard for a 2 degree scenario, consistent with the low-carbon technology roadmap defined for our sector by the International Energy Agency (IEA). With our target of 520 kg CO2/tonne by 2030, we remain the most ambitious company in our sector. We are still committed to reducing emission levels in line with a 2 degree scenario, as agreed at the COP21 world climate conference in Paris. Aligning with the Group Strategy 2022, we have now stated an interim 2022 target of 560 kg CO2/tonne, replacing our previous 2020 and 2025 targets.

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