With ten years remaining to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Holcim is committed to accelerating its impact across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is transparently disclosing its progress. While all the goals are relevant to Holcim, as the world’s global leader in building solutions, there are 9 in which we can make an enhanced contribution through our strategy and actions on the ground. These are highlighted in the wheel below.
This goal aims at the eradication of poverty in all its forms. This includes improving the resilience of the vulnerable and poor to economic, social, and environmental shocks and disasters. The provision of essential infrastructure and services is key to lifting communities out of poverty.
Sustainable infrastructure is essential to achieving this goal. As a building material, concrete has an important impact in terms of durability, resilience and cost effectiveness. It is key to reducing the vulnerability of the poor to natural disasters and the impacts of climate change through stronger structures able to withstand earthquakes, wind and flooding and providing effective shore protection measures. It additionally enables large-scale provision of affordable shelter to millions of people.