LafargeHolcim at a Glance

As the new leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim has the assets necessary to address the challenges of a new world. With a local presence in 90 countries, the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions to meet our customers’ needs, and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, we have the most efficient business model and the best performing operating models and teams.

Key Facts and Figures About LafargeHolcim

  • 90 countries

 

  • 115,000 employees

 

  • CHF 32.6 bn in net sales

 

  • 386.5 mt of installed capacity worldwide

 

  • More than 2,500 plants (including over 1,600 in ready mix concrete, over 600 in aggregates, over 180 in cement, and 70 grinding plants)

 

  • Our solutions and services: cement, concrete, and aggregate solutions for the following businesses: buildings, infrastructure, distribution, oil and gas, affordable housing, and construction systems

 

  • CEO: Eric Olsen

 

  • Founded in 2015 following the merger of Lafarge and Holcim

 



LafargeHolcim: the strengths of a new leader



1. We are local everywhere

  • Balanced presence in 90 countries

 

  • Leadership positions in each of the world’s regions, especially emerging markets

2. We innovate for our customers

  • Anticipate and meet customers’ many evolving needs with solutions driven by efficiency, reliability, and cost. Capacity to fulfill current and future requirements; prepared to innovate, to adapt existing practices, and to challenge the status quo.

 

  • Customized solutions and sectoral offerings that address individual, professional, and industrial end-users’ needs for highly technical and sustainable applications with the widest range of solutions, products, services, and specific offers.

 

  • The industry’s largest research and development center in the world, with a network of development laboratories in key regions.

3. We set new health and safety and sustainability standards

  • Innovative sustainable cement, concrete, and aggregates products to help customers improve their buildings’ energy efficiency and increase materials recycling.

 

  • Solutions for long-term reductions in CO2 emissions per ton of cement in our manufacturing processes (innovative production techniques, alternative energy sources, waste management programs, preservation of water resources, etc.).

 

  • The “zero harm to people” principle. We give priority to health and safety and to the reduction of lost-time incidents for our employees, contractors, and stakeholders.

4. We bring our global strength to the local level with a unique business model

  • New, less capital-intensive approach to investment. With our world footprint, there is no need for large acquisitions; we will be able to selectively invest in the most promising markets.

 

  • The capacity to disseminate best practices (consistency, quality, and innovation of our cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions) over a larger number of countries.

 

  • Significant scale savings through procurement (bags, spare parts, chemicals, insurance, etc.) and critical size for waste management and alternative fuels.

5. We ensure people can bring their best

  • 115,000 employees with unparalleled opportunities in our industry

 

  • The best professionals of our sector, in all our fields: operations, management, support functions, etc

 

  • A safe, healthy, caring and inclusive workplace, open to a diversity of ideas, values, and experiences

 

  • Strong values: integrity, excellence, trust, and innovation