Heidelberg Materials Group is a leading player on the French market of building material through its subsidiaries Ciments Calcia, GSM, Unibeton, Socli, respectively major companies in production of cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete and lime. The Group is also operating a transport company, Tratel, main actor for bulk and pulverulent products.
The network of 300 sites has a key role particularly in the Paris region.
For decades, all operations in France have been committed to quality, environment, and energy improvements. Ciments Calcia was the first European cement producer to be awarded the environment certification ISO 14001. Ciments Calcia and GSM have been recognized by the Ministry of Environment for their Biodiversity Management System. Both entities are now certified ISO 50001 for their Energy Management System.
To illustrate its commitments, four examples:
- Ciments Calcia has launched the first low carbon range in bags of 25kg, VisionAir. 4 products with a footprint down to 40% compare to a standard product
- Unibéton is the first RMC Company in France running three mixer trucks 100% in gas. There again decreasing by 15 to 20 % CO₂ emissions.
- GSM Aggregates, on the top of its long term and on-going partnership with NGO’s, it’s recently engaged with the CSR charter of the Quarry & Building Material Industry (UNICEM) and has yet reached the “Maturity level”. This charter is in its way to become a label recognized by the Administration.
- Tratel transport is also engaged to reduce its footprint and has been recognized by Ademe for its commitments and achievements. The company has also received the “CSR Performance” award from Tk’Blue, the Transport Rating Agency.