Holcim again leader in sustainability

09.11.2007
 


Holcim has once again been named "Leader of the Industry" in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For the third year in succession, the globally active Group has been acknowledged as the company with the best sustainability performance in the building materials industry. Holcim has been included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index for five years.


The recognition shows that Holcim meets the high expectations placed on global corporations. The achievement is based on a further strengthening of the commitment towards sustainable development, which is being implemented consistently in line with Group strategy. Furthermore, the rating confirms that Holcim successfully addresses the core sustainability issues related to the industry. Amongst others, the Group's recycling and energy-saving strategies, its dialogue with stakeholders as well as its efforts in occupational health & safety and human capital development received top scores.

Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index was the first global index to track and assess the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index comprises the top 10 percent of the biggest 2,500 companies globally. The Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index includes 20 percent of the best placed companies in the Dow Jones STOXX 600 Index. Analysis is based on an annual assessment of general and industry specific sustainability criteria undertaken by SAM Group.

Further information:
- Detailed assessment of Holcim: www.holcim.com/sustainable
- More information on the indexes: www.sustainability-indexes.com

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Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, gravel and sand) as well as further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including services. The Group holds majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents.

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