Holcim donation for Banat flood victims

8 Februarie 2012


Holcim donates 1,000 cement tons for the reconstruction and renovation of the schools, houses and hospitals in the flooded areas in Banat. The construction materials will be donated within " The Reality builds the dam" campaign, initiated by World Vision and RealitateaTV.

"Through this donation, we hope to offer people trust, hope and willpower to rebuild their houses. We support the flooded area reconstruction effort and we sympathize with local communities. Through all our social responsibility projects, Holcim is continuously involved in building a better future", said Markus Wirth, General Manager Holcim Romania.

Holcim donation, together with all funds raised in the campaign, will be distributed according to a reconstruction plan that will be drawn up when the water subsided. This plan will be designed after an evaluation made by a World Vision team, thus enabling the equity and transparency of distributing the reconstruction funds.

Holcim will provide the cement, and its transportation to the affected villages. The construction materials will be carried to the flooded areas by Holcim trucks, and distributed by Holcim and World Vision volunteers.

"Holcim proves to be a social responsible company, very active in the local community. Its generous donation will help at the reconstruction of two of the most damaged villages in Timis county", said Cristian Bucurescu, Director World Vision Romania.

Holcim (Romania) S.A. is the Romanian subsidiary of Holcim Group Ltd, one of the world's leading suppliers of cement, as well as aggregates (gravel and sand), concrete and construction-related services. One of the top players in the world construction materials industry, the Group is based in Switzerland and has majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents. Holcim employs more than 48,000 people operating 130 cement plants and grinding stations and over 750 ready-mixed concrete plants throughout the world. Holcim is also one of the first international players in the construction industry to have invested in Eastern Europe after 1989. Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently operates 3 cement plants, in Turda, Campulung and Alesd, 13 ready-mixed concrete plants (8 of which have been built based on the environment friendly concept) and 4 aggregates plants. Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently has approximately 1,300 employees.

World Vision is an international humanitarian organization having a history of more than 50 years, active in 100 countries, experienced in community development and managing emergency situations created by war and nature catastrophies.