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.