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"Holcim brings innovative building solutions to construction industries in 90 countries."

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7 min Read Time | September 30th 2021

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Welcome to the article of the week, highlighting the environmental and social impact of a company through a recently published article on the Impaakt platform. Every article measures how sustainable a business really is, ultimately looking at their core impact.

The winner this week is:

Written by: Susmita Sen

Company: Holcim

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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"Holcim brings innovative building solutions to construction industries in 90 countries."

Society relies on the construction industry to thrive1;p11. The construction industry creates housing, office complexes, educational institutions, sports complexes, roads, bridges, and other civil infrastructure1;p11. Almost all businesses rely on construction for their plants and infrastructure1;p11. In addition to touching people’s daily lives, the construction of new and upgraded roads and buildings benefit communities as connectivity increases and economic activity expands2.

Holcim is one of the world’s leading producers of building materials and solutions3 and parent business of the most trusted global building brands3. Holcim's footprint in the construction industry consists of 386.5 Mt of installed capacity in 90 countries across the world4. 41% of the company’s business is in Europe, 34% in N. America, 31% in APAC, 14% in the MENA, and 13% in LatAm5;p24-25. Worldwide, the company also holds over 1,500 patents6 with 44% of these on low-carbon solutions5;p18.

Holcim has four business segments: Cement, Aggregates, Ready-Mix Concrete and Solutions & Products across 70 markets7. Cement and its derivatives are one of the most used materials in the world and play a vital role in the construction of infrastructure. In 2020, the company sold 190.4 Mt of cement, 256.3 M m3 of aggregates, 42.3 Mt of ready-mix concrete, and CHF1,893M (USD $2.1 Bn) in sales of solutions & products5;p15.

Holcim is currently partner to several of the world’s major infrastructure projects, such as Germany’s transport and energy infrastructure project5;p08, India’s metro-rail systems, Canada’s Champlain Bridge5;p33 as well as the UK’s high-speed rail network that will use 800,000m³ of ready-mix concrete from the company’s ECOPact range5;p45.

As a worldwide leader in creative and sustainable construction solutions, Holcim is helping to create modern cities, better infrastructure, and higher living standards all over the world.




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