Kunda Nordic Tsement becomes Heidelberg Materials
During the fall, HeidelbergCement Group presented its transition to the new brand name Heidelberg Materials. Now the roll-out of the brand continues in the global organization, including the subsidiaries in Estonia. In connection with this, the company is clarifying its climate strategy.
The new name reflects the breadth of the entire organization's product offering, which in the Nordic region, in addition to cement, also includes concrete, aggregates and the construction and installation of steel and concrete frames.
Bringing together all the Group's companies and 51,000 employees under one brand is a step in the change that the entire company has begun, which is about offering products, services and solutions with less climate impact and thus contributing to long-term sustainable construction.
The fact that the entire group now operates under a common name contributes to increased focus in the work towards the common goal: to reduce CO2 emissions in own operations, but also with a focus on the emissions generated by suppliers and customers.
Key areas that Heidelberg Materials is working on to succeed are:
- Transition to bioenergy in production and transportation.
- Electrification and energy efficiency
- More resource-effective production and product use
- Carbon capture and storage in cement production (CCS).
- Climate focus in procurement and customer partnerships.
What comes to current cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates operations in Estonia, continued development of CO2 reduced products and energy efficiency is an important part of company`s efforts towards reducing climate impact.
“Under a common brand, we are working towards the goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from our products and contributing to a more sustainable building of society. With one brand, we will have a stronger connection between the countries, which provides the conditions for more innovation and development," says Meelis Einstein general manager of Heidelberg Materials Kunda AS.