Taking action

Our Science Based Targets


We will reduce downstream scope 3 GHG emissions 56% per revenue from use of sold products.

 

UPSTREAM

30% of our suppliers by spend, covering purchased goods and services, will
have science-based targets by 2025.

own operations

We commit to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 100% by 2030, meaning that we will be carbon-neutral in our own operations.

DOWNSTREAM

We have committed to reduce downstream scope 3 GHG emissions 56% per revenue from use of sold products.

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Business leaders taking action

Our commitment to the Business Ambition for 1.5°C

 

With our Science Based Targets, we have committed to the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement and to what science deems necessary to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change: To limit global warming to 1.5°C.

 


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Our footprint

Our value chain impacts

As a leading supplier of production facilities, equipment and service solutions to the cement and mining industries, two industries, that combined contributes to more than 10 percent of all CO2 emissions globally, we have great opportunity to contribute to limiting climate change.

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  • Upstream value chain emissions

    Besides greenhouse gas emissions from our own operations, we also have a strong focus on our indirect emissions from the value chain, the so-called scope 3 emissions, occurring both upstream and downstream of our own operations.

    Our upstream value chain emissions predominantly come from our purchased goods and services, but also includes among others upstream transportation and distribution, waste and business travel. In total, the greenhouse gas emissions from our upstream scope 3 activities make up around 1% of our total value chain emissions.

    We work with our suppliers to move towards greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030. Therefore, we have set a target that 30% of our suppliers, based on spend, need to have set their own science-based targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

  • Our operations

    The direct greenhouse gas emissions from our own facilities and vehicles are also known as scope 1 emissions. Together with our indirect emissions from heating and power (scope 2) they account for less than 0.1% of our total greenhouse gas emissions throughout our value chain.

    We have set a science-based target to reduce our emissions from our scope 1 activities and be carbon-neutral in our own operations, covering scope 1 and 2, by 2030.

  • Heating and power

    The use of heat and power in our own facilities accounts for our scope 2 emissions, which are indirect greenhouse gas emissions from purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling. Together with the direct scope 1 emissions from our operations, our scope 2 emissions accounts for less than 0.1% of our total greenhouse gas emissions.

    We have set a target to reduce our scope 2 emissions from heating and power and become carbon-neutral in our own operations, covering scope 1 and 2, by 2030.

  • Downstream value chain emissions

    Besides greenhouse gas emissions from our own operations, we also have a strong focus on our indirect emissions from the value chain, the so-called scope 3 emissions, occurring both upstream and downstream of our own operations.

    The downstream emissions in our value chain is dominated by the use of our sold products which accounts for around 96% of our total value chain emissions. Our downstream value chain emissions among others also include the end-of-life treatment of our products, which accounts for around 3% of total emissions as well as downstream transportation and distribution making up less than 0.1% of our value chain emissions.

    With the main part of our greenhouse gas value chain emissions coming from the use of our products by our customers, we have committed to an ambitious downstream target to reduce 56% of our greenhouse gas emissions coming from the use of sold products per unit of revenue from a 2019 baseline until 2030, corresponding to 7% year-on-year. It is calculated as tonnes of CO2-equivalents divided by revenue.

Our mission

MissionZero


With MissionZero, we enable our customers in cement and mining to move towards zero emissions by 2030. As a leading supplier to the cement and mining industries, we see a significant business opportunity in bringing these industries towards a sustainable future.



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Our offerings

Zero emissions solutions

Calcined clay

Reduce process emissions by up to 40% with our clay calciner system and get a cost-effective quality product that meets your expectations for strength and colour. 


Explore solutions in cement

Reducing emissions and footprint

Rapid Oxidative Leaching (ROL) can develop mineral deposits containing arsenic for recovery of copper, gold, and silver. Refractory ores are processed at low temperatures, saving energy and cutting risk of arsenic pollution.


Explore solutions in mining

Success stories

Customers

While crucial, sustainability is more than mitigating climate change:

Stories from FLSmidth