Heidelberg Materials achieves certification to new carbon management standard in the UK

We have become one of the first heavy building materials manufacturers 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. 

Our certification, which follows two audits carried out by Construction Products Certification (CPC), demonstrates that we have carbon management processes in place to:

  • help our customers reduce carbon within a specific project or programme of work; 
  • help our customers make better decisions on lower carbon solutions;
  • ensure the embodied carbon within our 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 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 our PAS 2080:2023 certification is as a supplier of heavy building products as well as a constructor of road surfacing and infrastructure.