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LafargeHolcim at a glance

As the new leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim has the assets necessary to address the challenges of a new world. With a local presence in 90 countries, the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions to meet our customers' needs, and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, we have the most efficient business model and the best performing operating models and teams.    

1. We are local everywhere

  •  Balanced presence in 90 countries
  • Leadership positions in each of the world's regions, especially emerging markets
  • 2. We innovate for our customers


    ● Anticipate and meet customers' many evolving needs with solutions driven by efficiency,

    reliability, and cost. Capacity to fulfill current and future requirements; prepared to innovate,

    to adapt existing practices, and to challenge the status quo.
    ● Customized solutions and sectoral offerings that address individual, professional, and
     industrial end-users' needs for highly technical and sustainable applications with

    the widest range of solutions, products, services, and specific offers. 
    ● The industry's largest research and development center in the world, with a network

    of development laboratories in key regions.

    3. We set new health and safety and sustainability standards

    ● Innovative sustainable cement, concrete, and aggregates products to help customers improve their buildings' energy efficiency and increase materials recycling. 
    ● Solutions for long-term reductions in CO2 emissions per ton of cement in our manufacturing processes (innovative production techniques, alternative energy sources, waste management programs, preservation of water resources, etc.). 
    ● The "zero harm to people" principle. We give priority to health and safety and to the reduction of lost-time incidents for our employees, contractors, and stakeholders.

    4. We bring our global strength to the local level with a unique business model

    ● New, less capital-intensive approach to investment. With our world footprint, there is no need for large acquisitions; we will be able to selectively invest in the most promising markets.
    ● The capacity to disseminate best practices (consistency, quality, and innovation of our cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions) over a larger number of countries.
    ● Significant scale savings through procurement (bags, spare parts, chemicals, insurance, etc.) and critical size for waste management and alternative fuels.

    5. We ensure people can bring their best

    ● 115,000 employees with unparalleled opportunities in our industry
    ● The best professionals of our sector, in all our fields: operations, management, support functions, etc.
    ● A safe, healthy, caring and inclusive workplace, open to a diversity of ideas, values, and experiences.
    ● Strong values: integrity, excellence, trust, and innovation.

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    2030 Sustainability Plan

    2030 Sustainability Plan

    Annual Report 2016

    LafargeHolcim. Cement, aggregates, Concrete.