Our net zero climate pledge

29 September 2020

The race is on to reach net zero. We’re the first global building materials company to sign the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) “Business Ambition for 1.5°C,” pledge. With solutions such as ECOPact, its green concrete, and Susteno, its leading circular cement. We hope to lead the way in green construction.

 
The race to net zero

In addition to lowering our 2030 target for CO2 intensity in cement to 475kg net CO2/t.cem., we’re going one step further, by partnering with SBTi to develop a roadmap for aligning climate targets to a 1.5°C future in the cement sector, pushing the boundaries of green construction. “I believe in building a world that works for people and the planet. That’s why we are reinventing how the world builds today to make it greener with low-carbon and circular solutions. I am very excited to be working with SBTi, taking a rigorous science-based approach to shape our net zero roadmap and accelerating our efforts to substantially lower our CO2 footprint. I will not stop pushing the boundaries to lead the way in green construction.” Jan Jenisch, CEO.

In 2019 alone, LafargeHolcim recycled 48 million tons of waste

This number makes LafargeHolcim a world leader in waste solutions, contributing to cleaner cities while preserving earth’s finite resources. The company will use the coming decade to develop and deploy advanced technologies, preparing the next step of its net zero journey. This includes piloting over twenty Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) projects across Europe and North America.