HeidelbergCement recognised as 'best improver'

HeidelbergCement recognised as 'best improver'
Published: 17 October 2014

HeidelbergCement has been honoured as the 'best improver' in disclosure of environmental information among the 350 largest-listed companies in the Germany-Austria-Swittzerland (DACH) region by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). HeidelbergCement now ranks among the top five companies in the energy and materials sector.

The company received the accolade during the CDP Leadership Award Conference & Ceremony, held in Munich yesterday. Accepting the award, Rob van der Meer, public affairs director of HeidelbergCement said: "We are very pleased that we could improve our disclosure score to 97 out of 100 this year and now rank among the five best companies in the energy and materials sector."

Mr Van der Meer went on to explain that the foundation for this success is the "close cooperation of various departments, including environmental management, purchasing, logistics, human resources, as well as R&D and production. Only in that way we could further improve our systematic data generation and reporting and were able to report on risks and opportunities connected to climate change and our achievements in a much more detailed way."

The CDP works with thousands of companies to tackle climate change. It collects environmental data as well as information on targets, initiatives, risks and opportunities from companies worldwide and prepares a report every year.  The work of CDP is supported by a large number of institutional investors wanting to minimise the risks related to climate change in their portfolio.