Holcim has been preparing for this market shift, analyzing our performance and developing product lines that prove that cement, concrete and asphalt are critical sustainable solutions.
- Each of our products at each of our facilities comes with a full-researched Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) that allows federal procurement officers to easily compare the environmental performance of our product to our competitors’ offerings. EPDs are a baseline requirement for bids on these new projects, and Holcim can offer them across our product line. See our EPDs here.
- Based on our green formulation expertise, Holcim’s OneCem is manufactured with quality limestone and uses less clinker than traditional ordinary portland cement (OPC), reducing CO2 emissions by 5to 10 percent per ton of cement. We are making low-carbon cement the standard by shifting all our US plants (12 of 13 so far) to produce OneCem exclusively. This transition translated into approximately 1.5 million metric tons of CO2 saved in 2023.
- Going further, we were market leaders with our introduction of green solutions such as ECOPlanet and ECOPact low-carbon offerings.
The scale of Buy Clean investments in low-carbon cement is significant, depending on the region. A sample set of regional breakdowns shows a $101 million investment in the Great Lakes region, and $60 million in the Rocky Mountain region. Additional regional analyses can be found here.