Sustainability is a key part of HeidelbergCement’s organisational structure and strategy. The Sustainability-Linked Financing Framework aims to align HeidelbergCement’s sustainability targets to its financing strategy and support the transition to a low carbon economy. HeidelbergCement also intends to contribute to the growth of the Sustainability-Linked Financing market and to address investors’ willingness to finance transition.

This Sustainability-Linked Financing Framework is aligned with the five core components of the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles published by the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) number 9 “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure”, and 13 “Climate Action”.

The Sustainability-Linked Financing Framework has been established as a platform to issue various sustainability-linked financing instruments such as bonds (including private placements), commercial papers, loans, promissory notes (Schuldscheindarlehen) and any other sustainability-linked financing instruments in various formats and currencies.