LafargeHolcim join MIT climate action alliance
Company representing building materials sector as founding member of MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium
LAFARGEHOLCIM have joined the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) as a founding member, representing the building materials industry, to accelerate climate action through innovation.
The company joins a range of influential leaders from other sectors to work with the world-class research teams at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to develop scalable solutions to tackle climate change.
Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim’s chief executive officer, said: ‘I am committed to building a net-zero future, driving innovative and sustainable building solutions that work for people and the planet.
‘With the urgency of today’s climate crisis, no single organization can tackle it alone. That’s why I am proud to be joining MIT’s alliance of like-minded industry leaders and academic partners to scale up our climate action together.’
The MCSC is led by the MIT School of Engineering and will engage students, faculty and researchers from across the entire Institute. MCSC members will work to accelerate large-scale, real-world solutions that address the threat of climate change.
The goals of the MCSC include climate change mitigation, lowering barriers to technology adoption, speeding the retirement of carbon-intensive activities, directing investment where it will be most effective, and rapidly translating best practices across industries.
LafargeHolcim say joining this consortium is another step on their commitment to build a net-zero future as a global leader in innovative and sustainable building materials and solutions.
Taking a rigorous science-driven approach to climate action, LafargeHolcim have pledged to become a net zero company, partnering with the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and setting the first net zero roadmap in the cement industry, building on their 2030 SBTi-validated climate targets.