Holcim's core businesses include the manufacture and distribution of cement, and the production, processing and distribution of aggregates (crushed stone, gravel and sand), ready-mix concrete and asphalt. The company also offers consulting, research, trading, engineering and other services.
Where we operate
Holcim is a global company employing some 80,000 people, with production sites in around 70 countries. With a market presence on every continent, Holcim is more globally spread than any other building materials group, allowing us to create a strong foothold in each individual market, and providing stable earnings for the Group.
Aiming to keep a balanced portfolio, Holcim's business strategy is based on continuous growth in both developed economies and emerging, high-growth markets, where around three-quarters of our operational capacity, accounting for almost half of the Group's net sales, is based.
In 2011, Holcim recorded sales of over 20 billion Swiss francs. Thanks to our market-oriented structures, product innovations, skilled employees and efficient environmental management systems Holcim is in a strong position now - and for years to come.
Sustainable value creation
Our key objective is the creation of value. We attach great importance to sustainable development at an economic, ecological and social level. By taking this holistic approach, we can secure the company's long-term success. The basis for this is an exceptional operational performance and a solid return on the capital invested. Holcim had been named "Leader of the Industry" in the DJSI Index from 2005 to 2008 and was thus acknowledged as the company with the best sustainability performance in the building materials industry for four consecutive years.