For us, sustainability means integrating economic, ecological, and social goals into our business strategy. In this context, we have defined the fundamental principles of our sustainability strategy in six action areas along the value chain and published them in our Sustainability Commitments 2030:
- Driving profitability and innovation
- Achieving excellence in occupational health and safety
- Reducing our ecological footprint
- Enabling the circular economy
- Being a good neighbour
- Ensuring compliance and creating transparency
Within the framework of “Beyond 2020”, we are significantly pushing our ambitious climate goals. We want to achieve our original target for 2030 of a 30% reduction in specific net CO2 emissions compared with 1990 already by 2025.
By 2030, we intend to reduce our specific net CO2 emissions to below 500 kg per tonne of cementitious material. This corresponds to a further decrease of more than 15% compared with 2019.
We will achieve these goals by using proven techniques and measures such as maximising the use of alternative fuels, optimising the product mix, or improving the efficiency of our plants. To this end, we have defined specific measures for all plants worldwide. We aim to offer CO2-neutral concrete by 2050 at the latest.
To achieve this, however, tried-and-tested techniques and measures alone are not sufficient. We are therefore researching and testing several new technologies such as the capture and use/storage (CCU/S) of CO2 and are intensifying the circular economy in order to reduce CO2 emissions in the long term.