Net Zero

Our Net Zero climate pledge

Holcim is among the first companies worldwide to have its near and long term CO2 targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative for all scopes, setting the reference for our industry.

Walking the talk on our commitment by:

  • We are setting ourselves ambitious near term and long term climate targets that are validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
  • Until 2030, we are accelerating our reduction in CO2 intensity to exceed 20% (compared to our 2018 baseline)
  • We partnered with SBTi looking beyond 2030, and established the first climate targets for a 1.5°C future in the cement sector
  • By 2050, we commit to long term targets for the full scope of our emissions. We complement our net zero target for Scope 1+2 emissions with a 90%* reduction target for our Scope 3 emissions

*vs 2020 on 90% of total absolute emissions, as per SBTi Net Zero requirements.




Carbon emissions

In line with the Holcim Group targets of having net zero-emission in our operations, Bamburi Cement has made great strides in reducing its carbon footprint.

Within the country, Bamburi Cement is the only cement company that has started the carbon footprint tracking for the cement production and therefore putting in place initiatives that reduce the carbon footprint.

Improving our Thermal Substitution Rate (TSR) continues to be part of our drive towards our Net Zero ambitions.

Quarry rehabilitation

Lafarge Eco Systems (LES), the environmental arm of Bamburi Cement, is responsible for quarry rehabilitation, ecosystems development and management, conservation education, and community sensitization on matters of conservation and environmental sustainability. LES also manages Bamburi Cement’s reserve lands, forest plantations, and housing estates.

In 2021 nine hectares of former quarry land were rehabilitated and hundreds of trees were planted.

LES also undertook multiple projects with communities and local agencies in wildlife rescue, and conducted education and awareness in human-wildlife conflicts.