The two billion people sustainability challenge

Working on the challenge of a trillion dollar global construction materials company will make you re-evaluate your point of view. In the next 25 years, 2 billion people will move to cities due to urbanization. 60% of the essential infrastructure needs, such as housing, have not been built yet. This means building a city of the size of New York every month from now on. This adds significant pressure on the environment, climate and society calling for sustainable construction materials. The majority of all resources are used in construction and their extraction heavily impacts biodiversity. At the same time, more than 300 million tons of plastics are produced every year. A remarkable amount of road logistics is caused by construction. Combining solutions to these in the right way has huge potential to establish a circular economy in the construction industry. Join us as we address issues around plastic waste, demolition waste, transportation and biodiversity to make construction sustainable.