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.

 
 

LafargeHolcim: the strengths of a new leader

 
strengths 01

We are local everywhere

  • Balanced presence in 90 countries
  • Leadership positions in each of the world’s regions, especially emerging markets

 

 
strengths 02

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.
 
strengths 03

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. 
 
strengths 04

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. 
 
strengths 05

We ensure people can bring their best

  • 100,000 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.