CSR

We regularly interact with stakeholders at all levels – customers, employees, investors and financial institutions, suppliers, regulators, media, NGOs / development agencies, and academia – to preserve our standing as good members of our communities. We are proud to support the communities where we live and work, with our investments delivering benefits to more than 28 million people over the last five years.

 
We have invested 240 million CHF in community programs that create a social impact far beyond the actual monetary value.
 
We provide access to education for more than 15,000 people at the 22 schools that we manage.
 
A quarter million of community members were served by the 66 health clinics we own and manage across 18 countries.
 

Our CSR actions

Responsible sourcing

We have short and predominantly local supply chains. With our large geographic footprint, this poses challenges, particularly in countries where business practices are not well regulated. We therefore identify high environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact suppliers and ensure they are qualified to work with us.

Promoting human rights

Our approach to managing human rights is risk based and fully aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In February 2020, CEO Jan Jenisch signed the Call to Action for Business Leadership on Human Rights by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), joining forty other leaders in sending a clear message on the need to elevate companies’ ambitions concerning human rights. Together our vision is to make human rights more than just a risk and compliance issue for companies – they should be actively promoted as part of a commitment to social responsibility. At LafargeHolcim we promote transformative change in the human rights dimension through such longstanding policies as our Supplier Code of Conduct and our Human Rights due diligence methodology. At the same time we champion human rights internally, for example by setting concrete targets for diversity and inclusion across our operations. We make significant investments to support community development around the world, for example by providing education and medical care in line with our human rights agenda