Striving for superior environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance

As a world leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim puts ESG at the heart of our “Strategy 2025 – Accelerating Green Growth”.

We understand the importance of living up to our responsibilities. That’s why we partner with some of the foremost industry leaders to guide our business activities with an ESG focus.

What is ESG?

ESG stands for environmental, social and governance and is a set of criteria to evaluate companies’ progress in terms of sustainability.

ESG takes into account the impact the business has on employees, customers, communities and surrounding environments.

Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

The TCFD helps companies voluntarily inform investors, lenders, insurers and other stakeholders about climate-related financial risks. Holcim has been a proud supporter of TCFD since 2017.

“Our efforts to lead the industry in terms of ESG are a true source of pride for Holcim. By taking a rigorous and science-driven approach to sustainability, we are building a greener world one day at a time.”


A rigorous approach to our ESG commitments

Holcim adheres to the highest standards when it comes to our business operations and management. Sustainalytics, an independent corporate governance analytics firm, rated us number 1 out of 101 construction materials companies in terms of environment, society and governance in May 2020. This is recognition of our strong commitment to ESG performance. We also strive to have a positive impact across the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals .

Environmental: becoming a net-zero company

We are decarbonizing building for a net-zero future, from our operations to our products all the way to buildings in use. Sustainability is our core value, and as such it pushes us to take action across the areas of climate, energy and nature.

Social: building progress for people and the planet

Our social commitments are based on a deep respect for human rights. We thrive with our people and communities, investing in a wide range of social initiatives that cut across health, education and skills development.

Governance: leading the way to a bright future

A successful business starts with strong leadership. Our corporate governance strategy is built on a foundation of integrity, ethics and transparency, ensuring long-term value creation and strengthening the Group’s reputation.

Our ESG commitments

To support full transparency, our ESG commitments are clearly defined in various policies, directives and reports.

Present worldwide, Holcim strives to live up to its ESG responsibilities through memberships and recognitions with industry-leading organizations.

At Holcim, we are committed to transparency in our corporate sustainability reporting. We produce regular reports on our progress in this area.

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