Bucharest, April 23rd, 2012 – Holcim Romania is launching the volunteering campaign “Together for Communities”, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Group worldwide and 15 years of local presence. Throughout this year, the 1,100 employees of Holcim Romania will be involved in social responsibility actions in several towns across the country.
The volunteering actions that are part of “Together for Communities” campaign will be carried out in 15 localities across the country: Bucharest, Chitila, Alesd, Brasov, Campulung, Craiova, Cluj-Napoca, Pitesti, Ploiesti, Oradea, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Targu Mures, Timisoara and Turda. They will focus on three key areas – rehabilitation, planting and waste collection.
All the actions organized within this campaign have been proposed by the company’s employees from all sites, and have been selected together with the local communities. According to Holcim Romania estimates, the number of direct and indirect beneficiaries of these initiatives exceeds 50,000.
• Planting of trees
The planting of trees and the set-up of green spaces will also be among the actions to be conducted by Holcim employees. Thus, in Campulung, they will plant over 14,000 saplings in the proximity of the cement plant, whereas in Oradea and Chitila, Holcim volunteers will green the areas around Crisul Repede river and around Chitila ready-mix plant, and will give them back to the communities.
• Selective waste collection
River basins and the forested areas surrounding the towns will be the main targets for the selective waste collection actions. The areas targeted by “Together for Communities” campaign include Soimul Stream from Alesd, Timisul Sec in Brasov, Bega Canal in Timisoara and the forested area in the neighborhood of Trivale, in Pitesti.
• Rehabilitation of areas of public interest
As regards the rehabilitation of areas of public interest, the actions organized by Holcim Romania will consist of rehabilitation of kindergarten playgrounds, children’s foster homes and elderly homes, road repairs and modernizations in Bucharest, Campulung, Craiova, Cluj-Napoca, Turda, Ploiesti, Targu-Mures and Satu Mare
• Initiative and internal mobilization
“The 100th anniversary of Holcim Group and the celebration of 15 years of Holcim presence in Romania are a good opportunity for us to look back at what we have achieved and to express our gratitude towards those who support us in everything we do. Holcim employees have proposed these community support initiatives and will make a personal contribution to the implementation of the actions, involving also their families and business partners in some of the actions. The solidarity spirit and the mobilization within the company are most impressive, proving that they all want to contribute to improving life in their communities, thus setting an example for others”, declared Daniel Bach, CEO Holcim Romania.
• 100 years given back to the global community
“Together for Communities” is a global campaign organized on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Holcim Group, in all Holcim Group companies. Throughout the years, the 80,000+ employees of Holcim from all over the world will be involved as volunteers in social programs for at least one day, with a view to summing up at least 100 years spent in such actions. This is a symbolic gift offered by Holcim team to the global community, as a sign of gratitude for people support throughout the years.
The full list of the volunteering actions carried out by Holcim Romania employees, as well as more information about what will happen in every location, are available at www.holcim.ro/ro/impreuna-pentru-comunitate.html .
Holcim (Romania) S.A. owns 2 cement plants in Campulung and Alesd, a grinding station and a cement terminal in Turda, 18 ecological ready-mix plants, 5 aggregates stations, 2 special binders plants and a cement terminal in Bucharest. Holcim (Romania) S.A. employs 1,100 people. For more information, please visit www.holcim.ro .
In 2012, Holcim Group is celebrating 100 years of strength, performance and passion, and 15 years of sustained activity in Romania, with outstanding results in the constructions industry. Holcim is one of the leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (sand and gravel), concrete, asphalt and related services. The Group holds minority and majority interests in about 70 countries on all continents.