COVID-19 is changing how we live and how we work in many ways.
As markets are gradually reopening around the world, we are ramping up our production to best support our customers and help the world economy recover as quickly as possible. We are doing this by putting sustainable construction at the heart of the recovery.
Building on this commitment, we are proud to join the “Recover Better” movement, launched by the Science Based Targets initiative, the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition to embed climate action in today’s economic recovery.
Holcim is leading the way in low-carbon construction. From our operations to our products and solutions, we are committed to enabling sustainable living worldwide.
Putting our innovation to work, more than 50% of our research resources are focused on low-carbon products, with 40% of our patents currently in this area. Taking a circular approach, we upcycled over 40 million tons of waste to power our operations in 2019, while supporting clean living. Working across the entire construction value chain, one-third of our 2019 sales were in sustainable solutions, such as our fully carbon-neutral concretes launched last year.
At Holcim, we are going back to business firmly committed to building a healthier world together. More than ever, we want to demonstrate leadership by connecting the dots between this unprecedented health crisis and the need for a sustainable recovery.
Join us to make an even bigger difference!
Jan Jenisch, CEO