Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality
In late 2020, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) released a climate ambition statement: PCA and its members will develop a roadmap by the end of 2021 to facilitate member companies achieving carbon neutrality across the concrete value chain by 2050.
This roadmap will guide us on perhaps the most ambitious carbon neutrality journey ever attempted. The entire value chain of clinker, cement, concrete, construction, and carbonation (concrete as a carbon sink) is an integral part of tomorrow’s circular economy and each area has its own part to play. This roadmap enables the construction sector to meet this sustainability goal and collaboration with industry and private partners will be imperative to realize the multitude of solutions outlined.
Cement and concrete have been pivotal in building resilient communities that enable people to live safe, productive and healthy lives via structures that withstand natural and man-made disasters. PCA members are committed to delivering products that meet those needs as well as drive down emissions and achieve the industry’s environmental goals.
This roadmap enables our member companies and partners along the concrete value chain to continue building a better future, shaped by concrete. On behalf of America’s cement manufacturers, we hope you will join us on this journey.
Learn more about the five aspects of carbon neutrality that make up our roadmap.
We will continue to update this page in the coming months with more information about the roadmap’s development, along with any news and additional information.
"This stretch goal is certainly ambitious and can only be achieved by industry, government, and private partners working together."
"We will need collaboration from the administration's agencies to scale up those technologies."
PCA President and CEO Mike Ireland, The Wall Street Journal
Bloomberg Law - Outdated Rules Hinder Concrete’s Potential on Climate Change
Reuters - Concrete makers face heavy lift on climate pledges
Marketplace/NPR - How tech might clean up concrete
Electrek - A first look at US cement manufacturers’ road map to carbon neutrality
GreenBiz - Carbon-sucking concrete is capturing attention and funding
For Construction Pros - Mission: Carbon Zero
Pit and Quarry - PCA leaders make the case for carbon neutrality
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