Holcim certified for carbon-neutral concrete

Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd

Tuesday, 02 June, 2020

Holcim certified for carbon-neutral concrete

Aggregated and concrete supplier Holcim has received certification from Climate Active to sell carbon-neutral products.

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.

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