A global Group with Swiss roots
We are a leading global supplier of cement, aggregates as well as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including related services. Our company was founded in 1912, in connection with the construction of a cement plant in Holderbank, Switzerland. As early as the1920s, Holcim began to invest selectively in Europe, and then overseas. The company has been listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange since 1958. Today, the Group operates in more than 70 countries across all continents and employs a workforce of some 90,000.
Holcim's Centennial Celebrations
"Together for Communities"
In 2012, Holcim is celebrating 100 years of strength, performance and passion. By volunteering in their communities, Holcim employees are celebrating the Centennial in a special way. Even though each single activity is driven by local needs, the initiative is a global one - and runs under a global header: Together for Communities.
Our aim is to engage as many of our 80,000 employees as possible to work one day for the community – volunteering for a good cause in the name of Holcim. If enough people participate, we can provide 100 years’ worth of volunteering work to society. This is very much in line with our values and our commitment to sustainable development.
Sustainable development has been a cornerstone of Holcim’s business philosophy since early on, so this initiative builds on strong foundations and known values. Many Group companies have already engaged in employee volunteering in the past, and some have ongoing programs in place. We want them to make a special effort in 2012 and encourage others to start such initiatives this year.
Image: First factory was founded on February 15, 1912 in Holderbank, Swiss. Photo: Holcim Ltd.