The world's first carbon capture facility in the cement industry is currently under construction in Norway

Read more about Brevik CCS


Our Sustainability Commitments 2030

Building a more sustainable future

The world needs smart, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure, buildings, and public spaces. Challenges like climate change and resource limitations mean that the production and use of heavy building materials must evolve. At Heidelberg Materials, we are transforming our business to address these challenges, and are placing sustainability at the core of what we do.

Our Sustainability Commitments

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) shape our strategy and sustainability commitments. Our Sustainability Commitments 2030 support our vision to build a more sustainable future that is net zero, safe and inclusive, nature positive, and circular and resilient.

We’re committed to capturing our CO2 emissions

Heidelberg Materials Northern Europe is leading the way in the cement industry's climate transition with our two pioneering CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) initiatives. Discover more about these innovative projects through the links below.

Brevik CCS in NorwaySlite CCS in Sweden


Karin Comstedt Webb

Senior Vice President Heidelberg Materials Sweden

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Sustainability at Heidelberg Materials

Let's build a more sustainable future. Together.

We drive the decarbonisation of our sector and provide low-carbon products.
CO2 & Energy

Reduce our Scope 1 CO2 emissions to 400kg per tonne of cementitious material

Reduce our total CO2 footprint according to the SBTi 1.5°C pathway1

Capture 10 million tonnes of CO2 cumulatively through our CCUS projects

Additional Emissions Reduce sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions (SOx and NOx) by 40% compared with 2008
Sustainable Revenue Achieve 50% of our revenue from sustainable products that are either low-carbon or circular

1 SBTi business ambition for 1.5°C; CO2 reductions vs baseline (2020):
Scope 1: -24% per tonne of cementitious material
Scope 2: -65% per tonne of cementitious material
Scope 3: -25% in absolute emissions from purchased cement and clink

Ongoing projects and initiatives within area "Building a Net Zero Future"

Read more about Brevik CCS, world's first CO2 capture facility at a cement plant.

Read more about Slite CCS, one of Sweden's largest ever climate change projects (only in Swedish)

Heidelberg Materials introduces first electric concrete truck in Sweden with full load capacity

We drive circularity to reduce and reuse materials and natural resources.
Circularity Offer circular alternatives for 50% of our concrete products – aiming for full coverage
Sustainable Revenue Achieve 50% of our revenue from sustainable products that are either low-carbon or circular

Ongoing projects and initiatives within area "Building a circular & Resilient Future)

Heidelberg Materials increases focus on concrete recycling (only in Swedish)

BIO Recycle - recycled concrete ballast for more sustainable construction (only in Swedish) 

We place the health and wellbeing of employees, communities, and suppliers at the core of our business operations.
Diversity, Equity
& Inclusion
Ensure that 25% of leadership positions are filled by women
Health & Safety
Achieve zero fatalities and reduce lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) by 50% compared with 2020
Community Engagement

100% of our sites have community engagement plans

All employees are offered one day per year of paid leave for voluntary community work

Sustainable Suppliers 80% of critical supplier spend confirmed with
a green ESG rating

Ongoing initiative within area "Building a Safe & Inclusive Future"

Read about Our collaboration with Engineers without Borders

We contribute to a nature positive world through our industry-leading biodiversity programme and sustainable water management.
Biodiversity 100% of active quarries contribute to the global goal of nature positive, with 15% space for nature
Water 100% of sites in water-risk areas implement water management plans and water recycling systems

Ongoing projects and initiatives within area "Building a Nature Positive Future"

Examples of our work on responsible land use (only in Swedish)