Washington – The Portland Cement Association (PCA), an association representing cement manufacturers in the United States, announced an industry-wide ambition to reduce carbon emissions and further address the impacts of climate change.
As PCA members continue to drive down the carbon intensity of their operations and products, PCA will develop a roadmap by the end of 2021 to facilitate its member companies achieving carbon neutrality across the concrete value chain by 2050.
Industries, environmental groups and local governments across the U.S. are increasingly working to mitigate the effects of climate change and create a more sustainable future, and this roadmap positions the cement and concrete industry as a leader in the construction sector in delivering cleaner and greener infrastructure across the country.
“As the second most used material on earth and a cornerstone of our economy, we understand the critical role cement and concrete play in our nation’s future, and we are committed to an industry-wide effort that achieves carbon neutrality,” said Tom Beck, chairman of the Portland Cement Association and president of Continental Cement. “We look forward to proactively working with stakeholders across the built environment, policymakers and environmental groups toward this ambitious target.”