Promoting a Circular Economy
We promote and advocate for a circular economy, primarily focusing on:
Waste Directives for Energy Recovery: We advocate for waste management policies that enable the valorization of waste streams and the understanding that our cement plants consume residues which simultaneously reduces landfilling and our CO2 footprint by replacing the use of fossil fuels.
Low Carbon Cements: We promote a more widespread adoption of blended cements with a lower clinker factor in all types of projects. Lower clinker cements have the same performance standards as conventional cement; and are key for advancing global CO2 reduction targets.
Clean Energy: We advocate for renewable energy policies that enable and promote the energy transition and clean energy generation. This will be key to achieve our target of 55% clean energy consumption by 2030.
Recycling Demolition Waste: We promote the recycling of concrete waste from demolition and construction activities, and advocate to implement waste directives to ensure the proper disposal of concrete and enable it to be used again in the production process of cement and ready-mix concrete.
Government & Multilateral R&D Funding: We promote government and multilateral funding for research and development aimed at accelerating the development and implementation of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) technologies, or any other technology that can scale the decarbonization process.
In our evolution towards a green economy, we assist a just transition by integrating all stakeholders, from employees to neighboring communities.
Our efforts include developing the right skills and capabilities in our employees, promoting a constant dialogue with our communities, reaffirming our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and advancing our Sustainability and Climate Action agenda.