Sustainability is a strategic enabler of long-term growth for wall-building materials provider H+H International. The company wanted to understand where the greatest opportunities were to reduce emissions in its products in order to underpin its focus on sustainable buildings.
As part of our work on the development of H+H’s sustainability strategy, we conducted a life-cycle analysis based on standardised Environmental Product Descriptions (“EPDs”) for AAC and CSU products – the two main wall-building materials manufactured and supplied by H+H.
The analysis determined that approximately 75% of the life-cycle emissions from H+H’s products come from the manufacture of cement and lime – key ingredients used in H+H’s manufacturing process. These emissions lie “upstream” with the cement and lime producers and are part of H+H’s scope 3 emissions.
Using plans published by the major cement associations and leading manufacturers to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, and through opportunities to reduce its own scope 1 and 2 emissions, we helped H+H to determine a credible pathway to net-zero for its products.