We want to reduce our carbon footprint by limiting CO2 emissions and improving water and land management.
The Group has committed to a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions per tonne of cement produced compared to 1990 levels.
We have defined a road map with actions and investments needed to meet our targets with specific objectives for each production plant.
We respect the environment by recycling 65% of process water in cement production and maximizing the use of alternative fuels and raw materials. We adopt all necessary measures and the most innovative technological solutions to minimize the impact of our business on the environment.
For all quarries, we have implemented rehabilitation and biodiversity recovery programs. In Belgium was launched the Life in Quarries project, co-funded by the European Commission, which the objective to improve biodiversity management during quarry exploitation.
Operating companies certified ISO 14001*
of CO2 emissions
Recycled water in cement production
* Environmental Management Systems
Innovation, research and development at the service of sustainability
We strive to maintain a technological edge as Innovation, Research and Development are powerful tools to improve our environmental footprint. We consider R&D as an essential strategic activity to improve both product quality and process costs but also to improve sustainability. Through our innovation platform InWhite SolutionTM we engineer and develop new materials and new solutions to improve energy efficiency and push product boundaries towards new applications.