Cement companies vow to cut carbon

Forty leading cement and concrete manufacturers have joined forces and are pledging to cut CO2 emissions by a further 25% by 2030.

The Global Cement and Concrete Association includes counts companies such as CEMEX, CNBM, CRH, HeidelbergCement, Holcim and Votorantim as members, all of whom have signed up to a roadmap, detailing their commitment to net zero concrete by 2050 as well as the intermediate goal of preventing 5 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2030.

The roadmap features a seven-point plan that seeks to cut the amount of CO2intensive clinker in cement, significantly reduce fossil fuel use in manufacturing, and accelerate innovation in products, process efficiency and breakthrough technologies including carbon capture.

Thomas Guillot, GCCA Chief Executive, said: “We now need governments around the world to work with us and use their huge procurement power to advocate for low carbon concrete in their infrastructure and housing needs.

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Click for full cement and concrete roadmap to net zero report.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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