5 products found


  • Environment

  • Alternative Raw Materials and Fuels

    Alternative Raw Materials and Fuels

    The conservation of natural resources is part of our sustainable business strategy. That is why we make greater use of waste materials and by-products from other industries as valuable raw materials and fuels. We use alternative raw materials for the production of clinker, which is the most important intermediate product in the manufacture of cement. In this way we reduce the amount of CO2 intensive clinker in the final product. The increased use of...

  • Biodiversity Management

    Biodiversity Management

    At first glance, the large-scale excavation of raw materials would appear to destroy nature and undermine biodiversity. Yet quarries and gravel pits actually provide an important habitat for plants and animals that are being increasingly displaced by development in other areas. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that quarries, gravel pits, and other open-pit mines can be extremely valuable for environmental protection, for they offer...

  • Local Environmental Impacts

    Local Environmental Impacts

    Atmospheric Pollutants: In addition to dust and noise, the emission of airborne pollutants is a major challenge in our cement business. While dust and noise are produced at many stages in the production process, airborne pollutants such as carbon monoxide, sulfuric oxide, heavy metals, dioxin, and furan are produced only during pyroprocessing. The emission of these pollutants is monitored on an ongoing basis, and we are committed to...

  • Water Management

    Water Management

    HeidelbergCement has committed itself to the goal of mitigating the impact of its activities on natural water resources to the greatest extent possible. We comply with stringent environmental regulations to ensure that raw material quarrying will not damage local bodies of surface water and ground water resources. HeidelbergCement does not have a Groupwide water management guideline at the present time. However, we are focusing on concepts and...

  • Sustainable Construction

    Sustainable Construction

    Sustainable construction materials with a small CO2 footprint are playing an ever more important role for us and our customers. We use special additives in order to improve the CO2 balance of the products based on our Portland cement. These alternative materials, which are waste products from steel mills and coal-fired power plants, partially replace Portland cement clinker in the production of 'composite cement'. We have also been working for several...