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Holcim publishes 2013 Corporate Sustainable Development Report


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  • Company on track to achieve sustainability targets
  • Leader in building materials industry with lowest CO2 intensity per ton of cement
  • Renewed commitment to sustainability through its “Holcim Sustainable Development Ambition 2030”

Holcim is one of the world’s leading building materials companies with a presence on all continents. Through its innovative products and services and a commitment to sustainable development, Holcim is contributing to the success of its customers around the world and has been recognised as a trusted partner for more than 100 years.
Holcim today published its 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report detailing the Group’s ongoing activities in sustainable development and disclosing data on a number of key sustainability performance indicators.

Key highlights include:

  • All issues covered have been reviewed and confirmed by an independent panel of external experts.
  • Overview of Holcim’s ongoing commitment to Occupational Health and Safety as its number one priority.
  • The company is on track to achieve its target to reduce CO2 emissions per ton of cement by 25% by 2015, compared to 1990- remaining the leader in the industry with the lowest CO2 intensity.
  • Holcim has significantly strengthened compliance activities.
  • Progress update on the implementation of the Holcim Human Rights Management System.

The report also announces the “Holcim Sustainable Development Ambition 2030”. The Ambition, which was developed in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders and sustainability experts, reflects Holcim’s aspiration to go beyond “business as usual” and to be part of the solution to the challenges of our time. The strategy focusses on activities in the areas of Climate, Resources and Communities with the intention to significantly increase the Group’s portfolio of sustainability enhancing products and services.
Significantly, by 2030, Holcim aspires to maintain net CO2 emissions at 2013 levels, across the whole lifecycle of its products by compensating or offsetting any increases in emissions from its operations through products and services that reduce emissions from buildings and infrastructure.

The Group further aspires to show a positive impact on water resources in water scarce areas and demonstrate a positive change for biodiversity.

By focussing on inclusive business solutions and strategic social investments Holcim aspires, by 2030, to have improved the quality of life of 100 million people at the base of the pyramid.
The 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report report was assured by PricewaterhouseCoopers and is in accordance with the GRI G4 reporting framework at a comprehensive level.
The report can be downloaded from

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