During the 5h edition of ConstructExpo, Holcim (Romania) launched the first Sustainable Development Report in Romania - a clear presentation of the way the company acts in our country.
Holcim (Romania) - a company following the principle of Sustainable Development, took the initiative to publish this report in order to offer to its clients, providers, public authorities, mass media representatives, and the general public - various information on Holcim's areas of activity.
"Our strategy to act in a sustainable way aims progress and the evolution of the company to meet the needs of the present generations without compromising the possibility of the future generations to satisfy their own needs. Worldwide, Holcim is a founding member of World Business Council for Sustainable Development, our company following the three pillars of this principle: economic growth, environmental protection and social responsibility. Locally, the Report launched by our company is a proof that this principle is not only a verbal commitment, but is also sustained by various actions developed in all our areas of activity", said Markus Wirth, General Manager Holcim (Romania).
Holcim (Romania) report includes information regarding the company key figures, management system, local strategy and objectives, but also various investments and actions regarding environmental protection. The report also provides information on the way the company undertakes social responsibility commitment, towards the company's partners and its employees.
The commitment for Sustainable Development defines all Holcim actions, including strategies, investments, commercial activities, or corporate image messages. Financially, Holcim Romania maintained its upward trend, becoming one of the most powerful and meaningful actors in the construction industry, having EUR 130 million turnover (2004), and investing more than EUR 300 million, since 1997, out of which EUR 20 million representing investments in environmental protection.
Holcim supports performance through education, by developing social responsibility projects dedicated to the general public and local communities. Modernizing Alesd Kindergarten, launching in national premiere an Apprenticeship School for Cement Technicians and initiating the educational project "Create your environment" for elementary and secondary schools students, followed by launching the www.ecoman.ro website and an online game focusing on environmental protection are just a few examples of the activities having educational and social impact developed by Holcim in 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 concept of environment friendliness) and 4 aggregates plants. Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently has approximately 1,300 employees.