CDP celebrates HeidelbergCement as “Supplier Engagement Leader”
Following the 2021 global score release, the environmental non-profit organisation CDP has listed HeidelbergCement as one of the globally leading companies in its Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) published today. The SER recognises how effectively companies engage their suppliers on climate change, based on CDP’s climate change questionnaire. The companies with the best SER are celebrated as Supplier Engagement Leaders – which this year is the top 8% of companies.
Responsible sourcing, long-term collaboration and the implementation of high sustainability standards along the entire supply chain are central elements of HeidelbergCement's corporate strategy. A particular focus is on local commitment: the company invests around 90% of the procurement value in the immediate vicinity of its plants or in the respective country. The standards set out in the company’s Supplier Code of Conduct are actively monitored and enforced through the Global Supplier Sustainability Initiative. The company is also working to further enhance transparency and reporting in supply chain issues.
HeidelbergCement currently holds the top score A in CDP’s climate change rating. To calculate the SER score, CDP assesses performance on supplier engagement using a company’s feedback to selected questions on governance, targets, scope 3 emissions, and value chain engagement. The SER Introduction and SER methodology 2021 is available on CDP’s website for more information.
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 Coalition, The Investor Agenda and the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative. More information:
HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of building materials and solutions, with leading market positions in aggregates, cement, and ready-mixed concrete. Around 53,000 employees at more than 3,000 locations in over 50 countries deliver long-term financial performance through operational excellence and openness for change. At the center of actions lies the responsibility for the environment. As forerunner on the path to carbon neutrality, HeidelbergCement crafts material solutions for the future.