Holcim @ One Young World Summit 2021

20 July 2021

The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young leaders working to accelerate social impact. At Holcim, our purpose is also anchored in building a better world. We are committed to building progress for people and the planet by enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards.

 

To make this possible, we are committed to developing the next generation of leaders who will build the world of tomorrow. Our people are empowered to shape their own future, through year-round initiatives like the Early Career Leadership Program.

This is also why we are so proud to send seven next generation leaders to this year's summit in Munich, taking place from 22-25 July 2021.

Meet our 2021 One Young World delegates, and discover how they are contributing to build the world they want to live in:

 

 
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DENNIS SCHNEIDER, HEAD OF REGION NORTHWEST SWITZERLAND HOLCIM

"I want to live in a world of unimagined beauty: pure water, clean air, peaceful communities. Joy, true abundance, love, wisdom, and play abound.

To build this world, I am committed to always speak up, connect, learn, inspire and act. My motto is “Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try” Michael Jordan."

 
IOANNA KEFALA, PLANT H&S MANAGER, MILAKI PLANT, GREECE

"I want to live in a world that is inclusive and diverse, one that embraces failures whilst achieving excellence. A world that trusts and encourages individuals and companies to take initiative and share innovative ideas for all. Where every existence is living in harmony with nature, consumption and production will be more sustainable with respect to our ecosystem. I want to live in a world where “Ι” is replaced by “We”.

At Holcim, we are pioneers in innovating sustainable building solutions, contributing to greener cities and changing lives. This could not be realized without our people. We are working hard to achieve Zero Accidents and maintain a Safe and Healthy workplace. The culture at Holcim embraces empathy, colleagues are companions and share a common vision. We build positive and productive workplaces and self driven teams that achieve the “impossible”. "

 
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SHAUN ELLIOTT, GENERAL MANAGER MIDLANDS ASPHALT, UNITED KINGDOM

"I want the world to be a place where everyone works together to make it a better place and it should not matter what type of business you work for, country, race, or religion. We are all equally responsible for improving it for future generations. Sustainability is the key strategy for our business and we are looking at how to improve our impact on this world. Recycling of material is a fundamental metric within my team and ensuring our customers are part of that journey."

 
ELISA BATTISTELLA, JUNIOR EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, CORPORATE, SWITZERLAND

"I want to live in a world where human progress goes hand in hand with protection of our natural resources and ecosystems, a world powered by renewable energy, with sustainable cities and stronger communities. I want to live in a world where everyone has the means to thrive with access to food, clean water, healthcare and quality education.

At Holcim, we’re transforming ourselves to become the global leader in sustainable and innovative building solutions. To achieve this vision, it is critical that all our 70,000 colleagues are fully committed to drive change. In our team, we engage employees behind our vision and purpose to make them feel inspired and empowered to make a positive impact on the world."

 
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HÉLÈNE CONSTANS, GENERAL MANAGER RMX ALPS REGION, FRANCE

"I would like to live in a world where innovation and investments are focused on communities and nature. A world where every one, at their level, cares about one another and acts towards a sustainable way of living.

I am constantly challenging the status quo. I am engaged in my city for more inclusion and at my work to make business safe and with the lowest environmental impact. I am passionate about finding out & promoting sustainable ways of building and living."

 
RAFAL LATAWIEC, HEAD OF R&D AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT, B2C BUILDINGS SEGMENT, POLAND

"I imagine urban development that brings together cities and nature, reacting to people positiveness. I imagine walking out on a balcony in the city centre and taking a long breath of mountain-like air. I imagine each member of a society being able to enjoy time at their homes. I imagine landscapes free of waste and full of nature.

I am proud to be a smiling optimist, working for Holcim, which pushes all of the above-mentioned necessities forward and brings them to life. As R&D we are pushing projects that have a real impact on life. It is great to experience change firsthand – for example providing fibre concrete technology instead of conventional steel reinforcement saving time, energy and resources."

 
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NINA WOLF, PROCESS ENGINEER, MANNERSDORF CEMENT PLANT, AUSTRIA

"I want to live in a world where attention is paid not only to the current generations, but also to all future generations. It is obvious that we all have to work together to make the earth a better place, so we can also give future generations the chance to have a good life.

I try to pay attention to my environment and the people in it in every situation, because I think every contribution, no matter how small, is part of the big picture. I am always open to new ideas and approaches, both privately and at work, and try to make the best out of every situation. "

 

JOIN US TO BUILD THE WORLD YOU WANT TO LIVE IN

Do you want to build progress for people and the planet? Join us to shape greener cities, smarter infrastructure and to improve living standards for all. Innovation and sustainability in the built environment starts with us. A career at Holcim means it can start with you. Discover the world we can build together.