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Heidelberg Materials has been recognised once again with an “A” score by global environmental non-profit organisation CDP for transparency and performance on climate change The company follows a clear, science-based approach to reduce its carbon footprint and has given itself a comprehensive set of ESG targets Heidelberg Materials is one of only 346 companies to...
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Heidelberg Materials and Volvo sign collaboration agreement to investigate the use of electric vehicles for loading and hauling activities at Heidelberg Materials Northern Europe Electrification of the fleet has the potential to significantly reduce CO₂ emissions in the region by up to 200,000 tonnes per year A joint feasibility study aims to map, tailor, and...
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Heidelberg Materials North America announced approximately $8.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) initiative, to study the subsurface geology for suitability for the storage of carbon dioxide at its new state-of-the-art cement plant in Mitchell, Indiana. The award, which is managed by the U.S. National...
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The European Commission and the US administration have recently signed an “administrative agreement on artificial intelligence for the public good” at a virtual ceremony. The agreement was signed in the context of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC), launched in 2021 as a permanent platform for transatlantic cooperation across several priority areas, from supply...
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UltraTech has been recognized as a leader in ‘climate change’ by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a global non-profit environmental organization, for its 2022 CDP disclosure. They received an ‘A-’ score for implementing best practices and for taking concerted action on climate issues, securing a place in the Leadership category. UltraTech’s score of ‘A-‘ in FY22...
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The world remained firmly in warming’s grip last year, with extreme summer temperatures in Europe, China and elsewhere contributing to 2022 being the fifth-hottest year on record, European climate researchers recently said. The eight warmest years on record have now occurred since 2014, the scientists, from the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, reported, and...
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Votorantim Cimentos, a building materials and sustainable solutions company, has revised its decarbonization targets to 475 kg of CO2 per tonne of cement by 2030. Votorantim Cimentos’ new global target is 8.7% lower than the target of 520 kg of CO2 per tonne of cement, previously announced as part of its 2030 Sustainability Commitments. The new scope...
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Conclusions from various summits, conferences and meetings show that despite unprecedented climate distress, from radical weather changes with regional impact to local phenomena, we are still heading a one-way road towards climate disaster. Pledges are not being kept and solutions remain declarative. CarbonZero Global Conference and Exhibition – second edition – is announced for October...
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Double “A” ranking recognizes Holcim’s performance in climate and water security management One of 15 companies in Europe to achieve double A and first company in its sector Third consecutive year on CDP’s “A List” CDP recognizes Holcim’s sustainability leadership with a double “A” ranking for climate and water management. Holcim is one of 15...
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Dr.Yianni (Ioannis) Spanos Director of Sustainability, Keo International Consultants    Bio:   Dr. Spanos is a consultant, professional engineer, and sustainability expert with 20 years of experience. Following a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Mechanical Engineering, he has completed an MSc in European Construction, an MSc in Building Services Engineering, a Ph.D. in Physics of energy...
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