CO2 Reduction Progress

The GCCA, through an independent third party, gathers key data from the industry in order to transparently repot annual progress in delivering sustainability commitments. This is called GNR (“GCCA in NumbeRs”) and is a key tool in how key sustainability progress is monitored and reported.

Latest data available in 2022* 

The headline findings of the latest data – 2020 GNR Data are as follows:

  • The 2020 Cement Industry GNR data show a 22% reduction in CO2 per tonne of cementitious has been achieved since 1990. This compares with the previous year’s data that showed a 19.2% reduction
  • Energy efficiency has improved by 19% compared with 18.5%.

It is important to note here that the GCCA GNR data does not cover the whole industry. While it is not a 100% coverage of the progress our industry as a whole has achieved against the milestones set out in our roadmap, it is a reliable indicator that our sector is moving very much in the right direction.

*Note due to legal constraints there is a delay in what data can be reported. June 2022 was the most recent data release, at which the end of 2020 data could be made public)