Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - February 27, 2023
Heidelberg Materials Emission Goals Approved by SBTi
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) validated Heidelberg Materials’ 2030 carbon reduction targets.
Following a thorough validation procedure, the German building materials company’s near-term target achievement was assessed against the SBTi’s strict criteria: Heidelberg Materials commits to reduce gross scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 26.7% per ton of cementitious material by 2030 from the base year 2020.
Within this target, Heidelberg Materials commits to reduce gross scope 1 GHG emissions by 24% per ton of cementitious material and scope 2 GHG emissions by 65% per ton of cementitious material within the same timeframe.
The company also adds a scope 3 target to reduce absolute GHG emissions from purchased goods and services1 by 25% within the same timeframe. These commitments are consistent with Heidelberg Materials’ previously communicated goal of reducing specific net CO₂ emissions to 400 kg per ton of cementitious material by 2030, equaling a reduction of 47% compared to 1990 levels.
“Climate protection and the reduction of CO₂ emissions are the decisive tasks of our time, and energy-intensive industries have a special responsibility in this respect,” said Dr. Dominik von Achten, Chairman of the Managing Board in a statement. “At Heidelberg Materials, we are tackling these tasks at full speed and with great dedication.”