Holcim joins OECD integrity initiative

  • Galvanise the Private Sector (GPS) is a key global initiative for businesses and industries to advance business integrity


Holcim has become a member of a key integrity initiative convened by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to mobilize collective action in the private sector. The global program to Galvanise the Private Sector as Partners in Combatting Corruption (GPS) is designed to advance best-in-class business integrity across industries. It seeks to do so by establishing shared principles and standards, while fostering trust by promoting a rules-based international business climate. 

Christoph Harler, Chief Compliance Officer, Holcim: 
“We are pleased to be joining OECD’s Galvanise the Private Sector initiative, which harnesses the collective power of businesses and wider industries in line with Holcim’s commitment to operating at the highest levels of governance and integrity. I look forward to working with my counterparts to advance this important initiative.” 

With the support of the US Department of State, the GPS initiative builds on the OECD’s multidisciplinary approach towards promoting anti-corruption, trust and integrity, operationalizes international standards and takes forward a core commitment from the United States’ Strategy on Countering Corruption.

About Holcim

Holcim is a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions with net sales of CHF 27.0 billion in 2023. Driven by our purpose to build progress for people and the planet, our 63,448 employees are on a mission to decarbonize building, while improving living standards for all. We empower our customers across all regions to build better with less, with a broad range of low-carbon and circular solutions, from ECOPact and ECOPlanet to our circular technology platform ECOCycle®. Through innovative systems, from Elevate roofing to PRB insulation, Holcim makes buildings more sustainable in use, driving energy efficiency and green retrofitting. With sustainability at the core of our strategy, we are on the way to becoming a net-zero company with 1.5°C targets validated by SBTi. 

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