Holcim certified for carbon-neutral concrete
Administered by the Australian Government, Climate Active is a program to support businesses committed to sustainability, innovation and industry leadership to drive voluntary climate action. Climate-neutral certification confirms that a carbon-neutral claim is based on best practice and international standards and represents genuine emissions reduction.
Climate Active certification will enable Holcim to offset the embodied carbon of its ready-mix concrete on behalf of its customers on an opt-in basis through a transparent, third-party-assured process, resulting in carbon-neutral ready-mix concrete.
Holcim registered an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its ready-mix concrete range known as ViroDecs in 2019, which quantified the greenhouse gas emissions involved in making the ready-mix concrete across the entire supply chain, otherwise known as ‘embodied carbon’.
“Holcim is focusing on being a trusted solutions provider, supporting customers to transition towards sustainable construction and a low-carbon economy,” National Development and Sustainability Manager Cyril Giraud said.
“Carbon neutrality is a significant step towards achieving these ambitious goals.”
In addition to embodied carbon, Holcim is also focusing on biodiversity, water consumption and circular economy initiatives, in a holistic approach to deliver maximum benefits for communities in the built environment.
Climate Active has a network of members who have achieved certification of their products, services or organisation through rigorous process and testing.
The program will enable FIMER to work more closely with its key partners to enable and drive growth.
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