17 October 2014
HeidelbergCement honored as best improver
HeidelbergCement has been honored as the best improver in disclosing environmental information among the 350 largest listed companies in the region Germany-Austria-Switzerland (DACH) by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). HeidelbergCement now ranks among the top five companies in the sector of energy and materials. The company received the award as best improver during the CDP Leadership Award Conference & Ceremony held at the BMW Welt in Munich on 16 October. The award was accepted by Rob van der Meer, Public Affairs Director at HeidelbergCement.
“We are very pleased that we could improve our disclosure score to 97 out of 100 this year and now rank among the five best companies in the energy and materials sector,” says Rob van der Meer. “Foundation for this success is the close cooperation of various departments, including environmental management, purchasing, logistics, human resources, as well as R&D and production. Only in that way we could further improve our systematic data generation and reporting and were able to report on risks and opportunities connected to climate change and our achievements in a much more detailed way. Hence, this award has been earned by all employees who were part of the Carbon Disclosure Project and contributed to this success.”
CDP works with thousands of companies to tackle climate change. CDP collects environmental data as well as information on targets, initiatives, risks and opportunities from companies worldwide and prepares a report every year. The work of CDP is supported by a large number of institutional investors who want to minimize the risks related to climate change in their portfolio.
HeidelbergCement is the global market leader in aggregates and a prominent player in the fields of cement, concrete, and other downstream activities, making it one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials. The company employs some 52,000 people at 2,500 locations in more than 40 countries.
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 767 institutional investors with assets of US$92 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment, and policy decisions.