HeidelbergCement publishes Group Sustainability Report 2016
On 10 July HeidelbergCement published its eighth Sustainability Report so far. The Sustainability Report 2016 was prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI G4) and summarises important topics and challenges for HeidelbergCement in its drive for sustainable development. The report focuses on targets, measures and achievements of the company’s sustainability management.
Successes in occupational safety and climate protection
The health and safety of its employees is central to the HeidelbergCement Sustainability Ambitions. In 2016, HeidelbergCement was able to reduce the accident frequency rate as well as the severity rate. “HeidelbergCement will continue to invest in trainings and awareness campaigns for occuprational safety in order to reduce accidents to a minimum. Moreover, we will give the adherence to Group-wide safety standards highest priority,” said Dr. Bernd Scheifele, CEO of HeidelbergCement.
Climate protection and the reduction of CO2 emissions remained another focus of our sustainability management in 2016. For instance, specific net carbon dioxide emissions were reduced by 22.6% (compared to 1990 levels) to 598 kg per tonne of cement.
Sustainable supplier management
At HeidelbergCement, corporate responsibility for the environment and society is not limited to our own production processes, but also encompasses the supply chain. Group-wide procurement guidelines therefore provide clear instructions regarding supplier relationships and procurement activities. In 2016, HeidelbergCement made significant progress regarding the systematic management and assessment of its suppliers. An online platform, that has already been introduced in several countries, will simplify the systematic recording and consolidation of supplier data as well as its assessment in accordance with selected sustainability aspects.
You will find the report as well as further information here.