Sustainable development

Holcim is committed to creating value for all its stakeholders. We have placed Sustainable Development at the heart of our business strategy for many years, because we believe it contributes in adding value and ensuring continued success.


EnvironmentSustainable environmental principles and performance are firmly anchored in our business strategy.

Social engagement

Social engagementOur CSR approach aims to build capacity of people and organizations through investment and engagement, which goes beyond the act of corporate donation.

Sustainable development performance data released

Sustainable development performance data releasedSustainable Development performance data for 2012 is now available. The data covers key economic, environmental and social indicators, including data on CO2 emissions reduction, where Holcim remains the industry leader.

Water reduction target

Water reduction targetThe Holcim Executive Committee has approved a target to reduce water consumption per tonne of product by 20% by 2020, when compared to 2012. Holcim currently uses 260 litres of water per tonne of cement and withdraws 614 litres per tonne of aggregates. The water reduction target is part of an integrated water strategy which includes a Water Management System, developed in conjunction with IUCN, and a Water Directive issued in 2011. See a case study on water management in India.