At Holcim, we are bringing more nature into cities to enhance biodiversity and counter urban heat islands, making cities more livable.
Putting nature at the heart of sustainable construction
Our nature strategy is a key component of our vision to decarbonize building. Holcim is in the top 1% of the 500 largest global companies for its science-driven biodiversity targets, and is the first in its sector to have a freshwater replenishment commitment. Protecting nature’s precious resources and bringing more nature into the built environment are at the core of our strategy.
Hydromedia is a water management system that rapidly absorbs rainwater from streets, parking surfaces, driveways and walkways at a rate of 500-600 L/min/m2 – 10,000 times more than standard soil. This innovative permeable concrete reduces the risk of flooding, recharges groundwater and promotes urban tree growth.