With MissionZero, we accelerate the use of technology and knowledge to enable our customers to produce cement and process minerals with zero environmental impact.

Thomas SchulzGroup CEO

Rising to the challenge

Cement and minerals impact us all

 

The road to a greener future is paved with cement and minerals. Growing populations need cement for housing and infrastructure, and the move to sustainable energy and electric vehicles requires mining of excessive minerals. Increased purchasing power also leads to more consumption of electricity and electronic goods.

 

Combined, cement and minerals production accounts for approximately 10% of all CO2 emissions. To meet the requirements of the Paris Agreement and create a sustainable world for future generations, it is imperative that we rise to the challenge and enable more sustainable production of cement and minerals.

 

By 2030:

900m

more people living in urban areas

38%
growth of the middle class
63%
global economic growth

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Facts and figures

2019 Sustainability report

In FLSmidth, we have set clear and ambitious sustainability goals, both for the industries we work in and for our own company. Read our 2019 Sustainability report for insights into how we are making our industries more sustainable.

 

 
Increased demand for cement and minerals: 247% more windpower in 2030.
 
Global water stress: The number of people living in water stressed areas is expected to increase substantially by 2030 from 33% to 50%.
 
Climate crisis: CO₂ emissions will rise by 21% by 2030.
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Sustainable Development Goals

Contributing to the global agenda

 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals have given businesses, governments, and the public society a common language to address the biggest issues facing the global population: poverty, inequality, and climate change.

 

As cement and mining play a role in everything from housing to distributing electricity and new technology, our industries are relevant to many of the Sustainable Development Goals. We work actively with several of the goals.

 

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Our solutions

Products for a sustainable business

Flsmidth thickeners mining

Responsible mining

Discover our solutions to reduce wastewater and emissions from mining.

 

 

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Greener cement

Discover our solutions to reduce emissions and energy usage in cement.

 

 

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