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Holcim releases 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report

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Holcim has released its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report. This builds upon the company’s ‘Sustainable Development Ambition 2030’, which was announced in 2013. Holcim’s ambition is to go beyond ‘business as usual’ and to be part of the solution to the sustainability challenges faced today. The report outlines the progress Holcim has made with the 2030 ambition targets thus far. These targets are in a number of areas, including health and safety, social responsibility, sustainability and enhanced solutions, climate change, resources, and communities.

A selection of Holcim’s Sustainable Development Ambitions and the progress documented in the 2014 report is provided below. The full report can be found here.

  • Reduce specific CO2 emissions by 30% compared with 1990 levels (target date: 2020); progress: 23.9%.
  • Use 1 billion t of secondary materials between 2013 and 2030; progress: 75.1 million t (accumulated).
  • Achieve a thermal substitution rate of 20% (target date: 2020); progress: 14%.
  • Implement biodiversity action plans at all sensitive sites (target date: 2015); progress: 94%.
  • Reduce lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) to less than 1 and total injury frequency rate (TIFR) to below 5 (target date: 2014); progress: LTIFR for direct employees of 1.6, TIFR of 4.8.

Holcim’s Code of Business Conduct has also been ranked in first place among Swiss companies in terms of completeness and relevance. The code provides employees with guidance and examples to help them handle challenging situations at work.

“I am particularly pleased with the progress we have made with compliance, and the successful implementation of the Holcim Integrity Line. The report shows that the system is fully operational, with investigations conducted into reported incidents, and that there are consequences to non-compliance,” said Bernard Fontana, Holcim CEO.

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