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Heidelberg Materials

Heidelberg Materials, formerly known as Heidelberg Cement AG, is an integrated manufacturer of building materials and solutions with leading market positions in cement, aggregates and ready-mixed concrete. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, the company operates in almost 3,000 locations across 50 countries. In 2022, the revenue from its cement business amounted to USD 11.6 billion.

Ranking position
#5 /91
Total score
46.5 /100

37.1 /60
Core social indicators
7.5 /20
Just transition
1.9 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
10.0 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank


#1 77.5 /100 #4

Material investment

#1 58.6 /100 #6

Intangible investment

#1 8.8 /100 #11

Sold products



#1 83.8 /100 #3

Supplier engagement

#1 36.3 /100 #16

Client engagement

#1 51.3 /100 #5

Policy engagement

#1 33.3 /100 #29

Business model

#1 5.0 /100 #48
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Heidelberg Materials receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. The company has established targets aligned with a 1.5°C scenario; however, it must accelerate its emissions intensity reduction to remain on course with a 1.5°C pathway. Heidelberg Materials allocates 0.6% of its group revenue to R&D investments, with approximately 66% of the total budget directed towards low-carbon business models, including carbon capture projects, with expansion plans extending at least until 2030.

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More about the company

Heidelberg, Germany
USD 22.2 billions
Filing name
Heidelberg Materials AG

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