Holcim France accelerates decarbonisation goals

Holcim France accelerates decarbonisation goals
29 May 2023

On the occasion of the launch of France Ciment, Holcim France has reaffirmed its ambition and plays its full part in the decarbonisation objectives of the sector. In line with its commitment to become a net zero carbon company by 2050 on a global scale, Holcim France is working, with the other members of France Ciment (formerly Syndicat français de l'Industrie Cimentière), to accelerate decarbonisation.

The group has already begun its transformation and has been carrying out concrete actions for several years to decarbonise its activity, at all stages of cement production and its use by construction players. In 2022, it thus reduced its CO2 emissions by 20 per cent per net sale and is committed to reducing them by an additional 10 per cent in 2023. On the occasion of the publication of its second climate report, Holcim announced in March 2023 an investment of CHF2bn (US$2.21bn) to capture and store nearly 5Mt of CO2 per year.

As the French leader in sustainable construction and renovation, Holcim France takes full responsibility for the dynamics of drastically reducing carbon emissions. Its trajectory is based on the pursuit of circular economy efforts (recycling and recovery of construction waste, use of alternative fuels and incorporation of co-products), the design and production of alternative binders (clay, limestone, demolition materials) and, in addition to these actions to reduce emissions at source, the development of the capture and use of residual CO2. The group is particularly involved in the creation of carbon sequestration hubs, for example in Saint-Nazaire or Fos, and in the creation of a CO2 recovery sector in partnership with other industrial players.

With the establishment of a common roadmap for all France Ciment stakeholders, Holcim is taking an additional step by helping to lead the entire sector virtuously in the environmental transition. 

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