Rapid change in their world is bringing new challenges for the construction and building materials industries: demographic growth, increasing urban development, climate change, and environmental preservation. As the new leader in this new world, LafargeHolcim addresses these major trends by providing what really matters: spaces to live and learn, places to rest and work, infrastructure that facilitates mobility, and innovations that maintain energy supplies. These are the main missions of building materials, particularly those of cement, aggregates, and concrete solutions. In providing what really matters, they will set the standard for the industry as a whole.
LafargeHolcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects and engineers all over the world. Group operations produce cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete which are used in building projects ranging from affordable housing and small, local projects to the biggest, most technically and architecturally challenging infrastructure projects. As urbanisation increasingly impacts people and the planet, the Group provides innovative products and building solutions with a clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability. With leading positions in all regions, LafargeHolcim employs around 90,000 employees in more than 80 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets.
LafargeHolcim: the strengths of a new leader
They are local everywhere
-Balanced presence in 80 countries
-Leadership positions in each of the world’s regions, especially emerging markets
They innovate for their 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.
They 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 their manufacturing processes (innovative production techniques, alternative energy sources, waste management programs, preservation of water resources, etc.).
-The "zero harm to people" principle. They give priority to health and safety and to the reduction of lost-time incidents for their employees, contractors, and stakeholders.
They bring their global strength to the local level with a unique business model
-New, less capital-intensive approach to investment. With their world footprint, there is no need for large acquisitions; they will be able to selectively invest in the most promising markets.
-The capacity to disseminate best practices (consistency, quality, and innovation of their 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.
They ensure people can bring their best
-90,000 employees with unparalleled opportunities in their industry
-The best professionals of their sector, in all their 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.