LafargeHolcim at a glance


LafargeHolcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company. We partner with customers on projects that range from small and local to the biggest, most technically challenging infrastructure endeavors. 

Thanks to our global presence, LafargeHolcim is well-placed to make a difference. With leading positions in all regions, we employ around 80,000 people and have a strong asset base in more than 80 countries. We offer our clients the most innovative cement, concrete and aggregates solutions, and are committed to health & safety and sustainability.


Our marketplace

Faced with rapid urbanization, climate change and related environmental regulation, as well as a growing number of emerging markets, evolving stakeholder expectations and the increasing digitalization of our sector, we are motivated to go beyond simply meeting the demands of our customers.

LafargeHolcim enjoys a top three position in 80% of our markets. Our global presence allows us to disseminate best practices and innovative products, while our R&D teams develop products and solutions that deliver more to our customers. LafargeHolcim is actively engaged in driving sustainable practices.

1 This refers to cementitious materials as per WBCSD-CSI Cement CO2 and Energy Protocol
  • From classic masonry cements to high-performance products tailored for specialized settings, we offer an extensive line of cements and hydraulic binders.

    Customers range from individuals buying bag cement to businesses undertaking major building projects.

  • Our aggregates serve as raw materials for concrete, masonry and asphalt as well as base materials for buildings, roads and landfills.

    Our recycled aggregates use crushed concrete and asphalt from deconstruction.


  • Concrete is the world’s second most consumed substance by volume after water.

    In this highly competitive and decentralized market, we stand apart through the quality and consistency of our products, the breadth of our portfolio and our innovative solutions.

  • Supported by technical expertise and generations of experience, we create innovative solutions that meet our customers’ specific needs and requirements.

    This goes hand-in-hand with technical support, order delivery and logistics, documentation, demonstrations and training.


Our strategy



Strategy 2022 - "Building for Growth" aims at driving profitable growth and simplifying the business to deliver resilient returns and attractive value to stakeholders. The new strategy will shift gears towards growth of the top and bottom line out to 2022.



1 Excluding restructuring, litigation, implementation and other non-recurring costs.
2 Cash flow from operating activities less net maintenance and expansion Capex.
3 The ROIC (Return On Invested Capital) measures the Group’s ability to efficiently use invested capital. It is defined as Net Operating Profit After Tax (NOPAT) divided by the average Invested Capital. The average is calculated by adding the Invested Capital at the beginning of the period to that at the end of the period and dividing the sum by 2 (based on a rolling 12 month calculation).
Customer focus

Just over a decade since its launch in Ecuador, our retail building franchise network, Disensa, has built a network of 1,000 stores that spans the Latin America region.

A mounting challenge

Geocycle offers a unique and sustainable solution to the problem of increasing global urbanization; co-processing waste for use as fuel in cement kilns.

Recycled materials

How do you stop waste from being wasted? Thanks to our aggneo® solutions, 4,000 tons of rubble from a Paris renovation project were recovered and recycled into new concrete.

Tailored solutions

LafargeHolcim’s expert infrastructure teams work from the design stage to deliver sector-specific solutions for more efficient and sustainable infrastructure projects.

2 March 2018
LafargeHolcim Annual Report 2017
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Other content:
  • Annual Report 2017 - German (pdf, 12.45 MB)
  • Annual Report 2017 - French (pdf, 12.54 MB)