Memberships and recognitions

Demonstrating our ESG commitments through industry-leading partnerships and recognitions

As a global building materials leader present in many diverse countries, Holcim takes strategic action to uphold the highest standards of ethics and accountability. We create value for customers, shareholders, employees and society with a strong commitment to sustainability at our core.

Commitments


We make tangible and measurable commitments with leading organizations worldwide to prioritize ESG throughout our business.

Business Ambition for 1.5° C

Holcim became the first global building materials company to sign the Business Ambition for 1.5° C pledge with near-term 2030 SBTi validated targets.
 

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Science Based Targets Network

At Holcim we commit to deliver our actions in a rigorous, science-based way. As such we are now part of the Science Based Targets Network Corporate Engagement Program to road-test and provide feedback on the new methods, guidance and tools science-based target for nature is setting.
 

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development

CEO Jan Jenisch signed the Call to Action for Business Leadership on Human Rights by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), joining forty other leaders in sending a clear message on the need to elevate companies’ ambitions concerning human rights. Together our vision is to make human rights more than just a risk and compliance issue for companies – they should be actively promoted as part of a commitment to social responsibility.
 

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Holcim 2021 Action Pledge

The Holcim 2021 Action Pledge on eliminating child labour and strengthening children’s rights builds on our existing commitment to respect human and children’s rights. Respect for human and children’s rights is fundamental to our ability to do business across our 2,300 sites in 60 countries.
 

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WASH Pledge

Holcim is a signatory of the WASH Pledge, an initiative led by WBCSD and WASH4Work. The WASH Pledge ensures that we provide best practices on WASH (access to water, sanitation and hygiene) within our operations. We commit to taking action on WASH across our value chain, including among our suppliers, as well as in the communities that surround our workplaces and/or where our employees live.
 

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World Green Building Council

Holcim joined the Corporate Advisory Board of the World Green Building Council (WGBC). The WGBC is a global action network that aims to transform the building and construction sector across three strategic areas—climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity.
 

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Business for Nature Call to Action

Holcim’s CEO Jan Jenisch signed the Call to Action of Business for Nature, which brings together influential organizations and forward-thinking businesses seeking to reverse nature loss. By signing the call we aim to positively influence policymakers who are currently discussing international agreements on nature and climate change. Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer, Magali Anderson is a member of the Business for Nature’s Strategic Advisory Group, supporting them to set directions and prioritize actions.
 

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Recognitions


Numerous leading international organizations have recognized our strong commitment to ESG performance.

Science-Based Targets initiative

Holcim is the first in its sector with 2030 and 2050 net-zero targets cutting across operations and value chain validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as in line with keeping warming to well below 2°C . Holcim has partnered with SBTi to define our net zero roadmap beyond 2030. The SBTi is a global collaboration between the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).
 

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Sustainalytics

In 2021, Sustainalytics rated Holcim among the top 6% of building materials companies analyzed for ESG risk.
 

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Carbon Disclosure Project

In the results of the 2021 Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) assessment, Holcim has been given an ‘A’ score for tackling climate change. We received a score of A- in the CDP ranking for water, which places the Group in the CDP’s Leadership band. This score recognizes Holcim's implementation of current best practices with regards to water performance and transparency. In addition, Holcim was recognized as a Supplier Engagement Leader in 2021 with an A score, raising the level of climate ambition across our value chain.
 

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ISS ESG Corporate Rating

In 2021, Holcim was upgraded to “B-” in the ISS ESG Corporate Rating, enhancing its already awarded “Prime” status.
 

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Morgan Stanley Capital International

Holcim received a Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) “A” rating based on exposure and management of industry-specific ESG risks.
 

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FTSE4Good Index Series

After an independent assessment, Holcim was found to satisfy the requirements of the FTSE4Good Index Series created by FTSE Russell.
 

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edie sustainability leaders award

Holcim’s net-zero pledge was named the edie “Net-Zero Carbon Strategy of the Year” in 2021. In 2022, Holcim’s Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer, Magali Anderson, was named Sustainability Leader of the Year.
 

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Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

In 2020, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark ranked Holcim highest in the building materials sector.
 

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FastCompany

In 2021, FastCompany named Holcim a top-3 company in innovative urban development for creating climate-friendly, affordable building materials.
 

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Moody's ESG Solutions
ESG ratings agency Moody's ESG Solutions gave Holcim its highest sustainability rating of A1+ in 2022, making it number one in its sector. This also places Holcim within the top 1% of companies ranked worldwide.
SEAL Business Sustainability Award

Holcim won a 2021 SEAL Business Sustainability Award, ranking it among the world’s 50 most sustainable businesses.
 

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Memberships and involvement


Active participation in associations, councils and initiatives enables us to broaden our ESG commitment.

UN Global compact

Holcim strives to implement the UNGC’s 10 principles to advance responsible corporate citizenship.
 

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development

CEO Jan Jenisch is on the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
 

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Global Cement & Concrete Association

Holcim is co-chairing the Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA)’s “Vision 2050” workgroup and associated climate policy.
 

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Cembureau

Isidoro Miranda, Managing Director of LafargeHolcim Spain, is President of the European cement association, Cembureau.
 

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Leadership Group for Industry Transition

In 2020, Holcim joined the Leadership Group for Industry Transition, which gathers countries and companies committed to achieving the Paris Agreement.
 

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World Economic Forum

As a WEF member, Holcim contributes to initiatives such as the First Movers Coalition and the CEO Climate Leaders Coalition.
 

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Concrete Action for Climate

Holcim supports Concrete Action for Climate, an MPP workstream, in coordinating climate action in the cement industry.
 

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Task force on climate-related disclosures

Holcim has been a supporter of the TCFD since July 2017. The TCFD is developing voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by companies in providing information to investors, lenders, insurers and other stakeholders.
 

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Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

Since 2015, we have supported the GABC in promoting a zero-emissions, energy-efficient and resilient construction sector.
 

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Carbon pricing leadership coalition

As a Steering Committee member, Holcim supports the CPLC’s efforts to promote effective carbon pricing systems and policies.
 

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We Mean Business Coalition

Holcim is a signatory of the We Mean Business Coalition, a global nonprofit aimed at accelerating the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
 

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Value Balancing Alliance

Holcim is a founding member of VBA, which is developing a standardized model to measure companies’ environmental, human, social and financial value.
 

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Global Reporting Initiative

Holcim is a member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which empowers decision-makers to create a more sustainable world.
 

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Concrete Sustainability Council

Holcim is a founding member and co-chair of the CSC, which aims to develop a global responsible sourcing certification system.
 

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Sea Cargo Charter

As a member of the Sea Cargo Charter, we are advancing sustainable shipping while lowering indirect emissions from fuels and transportation.
 

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CEO Water Mandate

Holcim has endorsed the CEO Water Mandate, a UN Global Compact initiative, as part of its water stewardship commitment.
 

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CFO Taskforce

Holcim joined the CFO Taskforce launched by the UN Global Compact to accelerate its impact across the 17 SDGs.
 

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ECO Platform

Holcim is the first construction materials company to join the ECO Platform, a global lifecycle assessment harmonization body promoting sustainable development.
 

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