Heidelberg Materials has become the first heavy building materials manufacturer in
the UK to reach the updated PAS 2080:2023 standard on managing and reducing
whole-life carbon in the built environment.
PAS 2080:2023 provides a consistent framework for evaluating and managing carbon for all involved in the delivery of buildings and/or infrastructure. The revised standard has an expanded scope; a new emphasis on whole life carbon; and a stronger alignment with the transition to a net zero carbon economy by 2050.
Heidelberg Materials’ certification, which follows two audits carried out by
Construction Products Certification (CPC), demonstrates that the company has
carbon management processes in place to:
- help its customers reduce carbon within a specific project or programme of
- help its customers make better decisions on lower carbon solutions;
- ensure the embodied carbon within its products reduces over time.
“The UK’s built environment is responsible for around a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, so decarbonising the sector is key to meeting the Climate Change Act and net zero carbon ambitions,” said Heidelberg Materials’ UK Sustainability Director Marian Garfield.
“This certification will become an increasingly important requirement and
demonstrates our commitment to leading the way in delivering lower carbon solutions for our customers as well as meeting our own decarbonisation goals.”
The scope of Heidelberg Materials’ PAS 2080:2023 certification is as a supplier of heavy building products as well as a constructor of road surfacing and infrastructure.