The construction and building industry is responsible for almost 40 percent of global CO2 emissions. A not inconsiderable proportion of this is generated in the production of cement and other building materials. We are aware that our products rely on CO2-intensive raw materials such as cement and lime. We at Xella are aware: Together, we can find a way to a more climate-friendly construction industry. That's why we've been focusing on cooperation in initiatives and getting involved in associations and committees for years. (Read more)
With our involvement in the European Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Association (EAACA), our goal is to drive forward a pan-European strategy for sustainable construction.
The Zero Emission Roadmap – a joint approach
A total of 24 companies in the European construction industry are committed to a climate-neutral future in the EAACA trade association: it recently presented the Zero Emission Roadmap for this purpose. This roadmap outlines a strategy for how the industry could reduce its CO2 emissions from autoclaved aerated concrete to 0 by 2050, or even become carbon-negative, i.e., absorb more carbon than it releases.