Secil Verdi Zero's innovative concrete, also used in the construction and rehabilitation of houses, is certified as a CarbonNeutral product and available for all types of works using this material, from standard to architectural buildings, including decorative flooring.

Carbon Neutral Certification distinguishes products and services, giving them a seal of quality and credibility on the path to decarbonization. It is not only a symbol of innovation, but also of commitment to a sustainable future and proves that the company is “body and soul” on the path to carbon neutrality and ensuring that its solutions respect the same values.

Concrete Verdi Zero is the baptismal name of the first concrete with zero CO2 emissions produced and launched in Portugal by Secil with a view to achieving carbon neutrality in the cement industry, in 2050, and decarbonization in the construction sector.

Innovative solution that contributes to protecting the planet, this concrete with lower carbon intensity promotes the circular economy, through the incorporation of recycled waste, which implies less use of virgin raw materials. The remaining emissions will be balanced through a carbon offset program certified by Climate Impact Partners, having been awarded the Carbon Neutral Product seal for this purpose.

Secil thus takes a big step towards building a greener future, by launching onto the market an essential product for the emergence of more sustainable buildings and infrastructures with less impact on the environment.

Verdi Zero Concrete responds to the new demands of the market, which is increasingly looking for clean solutions, in line with the new trend in the construction sector, the so-called “green buildings” and respective environmental certifications – Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Reinforcing its commitment to combating climate change, the Secil Group joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), defining internal near-term emissions reduction targets (2030), based on scientific data and verification by this organization internationally, of meeting its decarbonization objectives.

The first supply of Verdi Zero Concrete took place in September, at a project run by the company Detailsmind - Engenharia e Construção, at Quinta da Marinha, in Cascais.

Through its Linhó plant, Secil Betão, started another project on the path to sustainability, in line with the commitments it made to reduce CO₂ emissions.

Verdi Zero Concrete, the first carbon-neutral concrete in Portugal, is available for all types of concrete works, from standard to architectural concrete, including decorative flooring. Furthermore, it can be used in any structural element in new construction or rehabilitation, being available in a ready-made format and delivered directly to the construction site.

It responds to new market demands, contributing to the construction of a greener future, with more durable infrastructures and buildings with less impact on the environment, helping to promote new solutions for increasingly efficient and sustainable construction.

Source: Secil