People and communities

Thriving with our people and communities

At Holcim, we are building progress for people and the planet by upholding the highest human rights standards and spearheading a wide range of social initiatives.

Due diligence and global training are key to embedding respect for human rights throughout our operations, business activities and relationships. We put people at the heart of everything we do, and have implemented a new policy to better serve our people and communities.

Our commitments

New and updated policies, implemented in 2021 with strong endorsement from top management globally, outline our commitment and approach to human rights.




2030 people strategy

Our 2030 people strategy is centered around three pillars: infrastructure and housing, livelihoods and human rights. It outlines how Holcim is empowering people and communities through human rights due diligence and affordable housing and infrastructure initiatives.

Bridging the housing and infrastructure gap

Approximately 1.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to adequate housing and infrastructure. Holcim works in collaboration with our partners to meet this critical need through innovation, technology and market-based approaches.

Improving livelihoods around the world

Committed to thriving with our people and communities, Holcim actively invests in a broad range of initiatives. These initiatives cut across health, education and skills development to enhance the livelihoods of people in the areas where we operate.

Upholding the highest standards of human rights

Holcim strengthened its commitment to human rights by developing new and updated policies. Our policies are fully aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

“With our global footprint, Holcim is committed to thriving with our people and communities around the world. Respect for human rights is at the core of our business model and success. Join us in building a smarter, greener world that works for all.”


We prioritize human rights due diligence across our operations, analyzing human rights risks and detailing our commitment in our policies.

Our commitment to communities builds on a legacy of positive social impact. We have invested more than 200 million CHF over the last five years in housing and infrastructure, health, education and skills development.

Our stories

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