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HeidelbergCement AG

Acting sustainably is part of the corporate strategy of HeidelbergCement, one of the largest producers of construction materials in the world. As a company dealing intensively with raw materials, HeidelbergCement sees the foundation for its future development in securing resources and protecting the climate. Other central fields of its sustainability strategy are defined by its core business: work safety, environmental protection and a dialogue built on trust with its location communities.

Sustainable action also demands responsibly dealing with the interests of HeidelbergCement's employees, customers and business partners. It is about minimising the impacts of the business activity on the environment and society and using core competences in such a way that they benefit society while also generating economic opportunities for the company.

News of our Members

10/17/2014 | HeidelbergCement honored as best improver

HeidelbergCement has been honored as the best improver in disclosing environmental information among the 350 largest listed companies in the region Germany-Austria-Switzerland (DACH) by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). HeidelbergCement now ranks among the top five companies in the sector of energy and materials. The company received the award as best improver during the CDP Leadership Award Conference & Ceremony held at the BMW Welt in Munich on 16 October. The award was accepted by Rob van der Meer, Public Affairs Director at HeidelbergCement.

09/17/2013 | HeidelbergCement to continue research competition - Second round of the Quarry Life Award gets underway

Following the success of the Quarry Life Award 2012, HeidelbergCement Group is soon to launch the second round of its international research and education competition. Through the Quarry Life Award, the company seeks to promote new research projects in order to raise awareness about the biological value of mineral extraction sites worldwide. Already in the first round, the competition gave rise not only to extraordinary scientific results, but also to innovative projects and educational concepts.

09/16/2013 | HeidelbergCement releases Group Sustainability Report

  • Specific net CO2 emissions reduced by 21% (base year: 1990)
  • Alternative fuels rate increased to 21.7%
  • Biodiversity: Dr Jane Goodall awards the first Quarry Life Award


Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.