Global standards and local management

Our business has local roots and is geared to the conditions and needs of each specific market where we operate, yet we have Group-wide standards and systematic benchmarking that allow us to enhance our efficiency. Therefore, our success lies in striking a balance between local responsibility and global leadership.

The extraction of large quantities of raw materials, the operation of capital-intensive cement plants and the distribution of building materials to local or regional markets require strong local presence and an awareness of our responsibilities.

However, to fully exploit our potential, Holcim has standardized all its major corporate processes. This allows local management to concentrate on market development, cost efficiencies, training for staff and senior managers, and nurturing community relations at a local level.

How we do it