Cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines, Inc. recently reiterated its commitment to improve environmental and social performance as it supported calls for COVID-19 recovery programs to be aligned with efforts to address larger sustainability challenges.
Holcim Philippines progressed in its 2030 targets of reducing carbon emissions by 40% vs. 1990 levels, and freshwater withdrawal per ton of cement by 30% vs. 2015.
Among the drivers of its lower emissions blended cement options and use of low-carbon fuels. Solido, a blended cement designed as a better alternative to Ordinary Portland Cement, has become a significant portion of Holcim’s product mix in 2019 with its lower environmental footprint among its main selling points.
Holcim also used more than 170,000 tons of alternative fuel and alternative raw material processed from biomass and waste materials from industries.
“We are determined to help where we can to ensure that new ways of doing business supports the overall efforts to build resilience against similar global challenges,” explained Holcim Philippines president and CEO John Stull.