Europe and Central Asia
17 May 2019

HeidelbergCement on track to meet ambitious CO2 targets

Steffen Fuchs
By Marianna Colonna

We note with pleasure that just this week our partner in protecting biodiversity, HeidelbergCement, set another milestone in their commitment to sustainability. Following a rigorous scientific assessment, Heidelberg’s C02 reduction targets for 2030 have measured up to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) 

The SBTi, a collaboration between the Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and WWF, is designed to showcase companies which set science-based targets in the transition to a low-carbon economy 2C above pre-industrial limits and warming to 1.5C.


Heidelberg’s bottom-up measures include improving energy efficiency, and steadily increasing the use of alternative fuels and alternative raw materials. Using 1990 as a base year, HeidelbergCement has already achieved a 20% reduction in its specific net CO2 emissions.  Additionally, they are engaged in developing a range of new technologies for C02 sequestration.

BirdLife is proud to partner with HeidelbergCement in quarry restoration to restore and enhance biodiversity and also welcomes its support for BirdLife’s Spring Alive program which links BirdLife partners, quarries and communities along migratory flyways to raise awareness about that.



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