Sources: CP staff; Wall Street Journal
Lehigh Hanson Inc. parent company HeidelbergCement AG ranks 37 among 100 Sustainably Managed Companies that the Wall Street Journal recognizes in its October 14 edition. The concrete, aggregate and cement giant scores 73.2 overall on a list where such scores range from 78.8 (#1, Sony) to 71.1 (#100, International Paper). HeidelbergCement ranks in upper and lower quartiles in the listing’s four categories: Environment (#8), Human Capital (#43), Social Capital (#86) and Business Model & Innovation (#71).
“Sustainably Managed Companies” reflects editors’ review of those category metrics among 5,500-plus public companies across the globe. They combined scores on up to 165 data items with an analysis of coverage in upward of 9,000 media sources. Overall scores were generated with artificial intelligence plus validation by the paper’s Environment, Social and Governance Research Team. “Scores take a broad view of sustainability that assess a company’s ability to create value over the long term, using criteria considered most financially relevant as defined by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board,” editors observe.
Other construction materials or construction players among Sustainability Managed Companies are Siam Cement, Thailand (#24 overall); Cie. de Saint-Gobain, Paris (#20); and, (San Francisco-based Webcor Builders’ parent) Obayashi Corp., Japan (#82). Among familiar capital equipment brands on the ranking are Caterpillar Inc. (#19) and ABB (#30).