Holcim on track to achieve sustainable targets

Holcim on track to achieve sustainable targets
12 June 2012


Holcim said on Tuesday said it is on track to achieve its sustainability targets.

In the 2011 Holcim Corporate Sustainable Development Report, which features the company's progress against existing targets, Holcim said its self-imposed targets for reducing dust and NOx emissions have been met, and that the company leads in the industry with the lowest CO2 emissions per tonne of cement produced.

Holcim also reported that it has improved the Lost-Time Injury Frequency Rate by 79 per cent since 2004, and aims to achieve a further reduction of eight percentage points by the end of 2013.

The company reported significant reduction of CO2 emissions, and said it is on track to meet the target to reduce specific net CO2 emissions by 2015 by 25 per cent below the 1990 benchmark.

As part of the growing global focus on maintaining biodiversity and handling important water resources properly, the company has set a target under which 80 per cent of Holcim sites situated in high biodiversity value areas must have biodiversity action plans in place by 2013. A water management system, including a specific Water Directive, was also approved at the end of 2011.

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