Health, safety and environment

Industry-leading HSE ambitions

Holcim sets high standards for health, safety and the environment (HSE). Our goal is to conduct our business with zero harm to people while minimizing our environmental footprint. We embed HSE processes within our management systems to position our business for success.

“Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) are core values at Holcim. In 2023, our Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) dropped 19% to reach 0.43, with 98% of our sites and 47.6% of our countries reporting no lost-time injuries (LTIs). Holcim has divided fatalities by four compared to 2022. We will not be satisfied until we achieve zero.”


Operating model for HSE success

To structure our HSE approach, Holcim developed an operating model based on three pillars.

Critical risk management

To eliminate serious injuries, Holcim launched the Critical Control Management program in 2021. The program covers 49 critical controls across HSE topics and requires verification on a quarterly basis in all our sites.

Workforce engagement

Holcim is committed to engaging all employees and contractors on HSE matters daily. Our Boots on the Ground workforce engagement program includes a mobile application to improve accountability, collaboration and tracking of workplace improvements.

Continuous improvement

Our Group management system is compliant with ISO 14001 and 45001 and validated by Lloyd’s Register. We have expanded our global reporting platform, iCare, to enable future use of artificial intelligence and deployed new sets of user-centric real-time dashboards.

Tracking our HSE progress

Holcim is proud to have made significant strides forward in the journey to zero harm in our business:

19% reduction

in our lost-time injury frequency rate between 2022 and 2023

98% of our sites

reported zero lost-time injuries in 2023

56% reduction

in dust emissions since 2019

Health and safety are at the heart of everything we do – backed by detailed action plans to reduce risk and approach zero harm.

Our multi-pronged environmental strategy focuses on natural resource management, pollution prevention and waste reduction.

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