Climate Active Certification

Holcim has received certification from Climate Active to sell carbon neutral products.

 

Climate Active is a program administered by the Australian Federal Government to support businesses committed to sustainability, innovation and industry leadership to drive voluntary climate action. This follows the Australian-first milestone with the registration of an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Holcim’s ready-mix concrete range known as ViroDecs™ in 2019. The EPD quantifies the greenhouse gas emissions involved in the creation of Holcim’s ready-mix concrete through the entire supply chain, otherwise known as ‘embodied carbon’.

The Climate Active certification enables 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 is focusing on being a trusted solutions provider supporting customers to transition towards sustainable construction and a low carbon economy. Carbon neutrality is a significant step towards achieving these ambitious goals,” says Cyril Giraud, National Development & Sustainability Manager. Holcim’s sustainability objectives don’t stop at embodied carbon. We are also focusing on biodiversity, water consumption and circular economy, among other initiatives, in a holistic approach to deliver maximum benefits for communities in the built environment.

 
Climate Active Certificate

Climate Active Certificate

ViroDecs™ ready-mix concrete in 2019.

Climate Active Certificate – ViroDecs™ (2019) (pdf, 145.41 KB)

 
Climate Active Certificate

Climate Active Certificate

Precast concrete products manufactured by Humes Tamworth and supplied to the Inland Rail Project covering the 2017/18 - 2019/20 financial year period.

Climate Active Certificate – Humes Tamworth (2017/18-2019/20) (pdf, 199.21 KB)

 
Holcim ViroDecs™

Holcim ViroDecs™

Environmental Product Declarations are a first for Australian concrete – and support customers wanting to be leaders in the sustainable infrastructure and building industry.

 
An edge for industry

An edge for industry

Holcim is proud to launch ViroDecsTM, our new brand for our range of ready-mix concrete represented by an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).