08.12.2021

HeidelbergCement maintains global climate leadership with 3rd CDP 'A' rating in a row

For the third year in a row, HeidelbergCement has received the top score A in the renowned ranking by the global environmental non-profit organisation CDP  and remains a leader in the cement sector. HeidelbergCement was recognised for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy. In the “Water security” category, HeidelbergCement received a rating of A-.

Dr. Dominik von Achten, Charmain of the Managing Board at HeidelbergCement, said: “This important, continued recognition by the renowned CDP  underlines our global climate leadership. Implementing our carbon reduction roadmaps worldwide and heading the way globally with our ambitious CCU/S (carbon capture, utilisation and storage) plans are at the centre of our climate strategy.”

Dr. Nicola Kimm, Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Board member of HeidelbergCement, added: “The third consecutive CDP  A rating proves HeidelbergCement’s commitment and dedication as we work at all levels to significantly reduce our emissions. In addition to our initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint, we are improving our water management systems to reduce consumption, especially where water is scarce.”

HeidelbergCement is one of 272 best-performing companies, out of nearly 12,000 that were scored overall. The companies included in the CDP A-list are considered to be leading on corporate environmental ambitions, actions and transparency worldwide. As part of its efforts to tackle climate change, HeidelbergCement has embedded CO2 reduction targets in its remuneration systems. The company also recently signed the UN-backed Business Ambition for 1.5° Commitment aimed at reducing emissions with transparent action plans and robust targets. Furthermore, HeidelbergCement announced plans to save up to 10 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030 with several CCU/S projects already underway.

CDP ’s detailed methodology allocates a score of A to D- to participating companies, based on the comprehensiveness of disclosure, awareness and management of environmental risks and demonstration of best practices associated with environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets.

About CDP 

CDP  is a global non-profit organisation that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions. Over 13,000 companies around the world disclosed environmental data through CDP  in 2021. CDP  is a founding member of the Science Based Targets initiative, We Mean Business 

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