“Together for Communities” Campaign won the award for the “Volunteering Project of the Year for Companies”

13.12.2012
 

Bucharest, 13 December 2012 – “Together for Communities” Campaign, organized this year by Holcim Romania, won the award for the “Volunteering Project of the Year for Companies” in the National Volunteering Gala 2012.

“Together for Communities” volunteering campaign was organized in April – June 2012, with the occasion of the celebration of 100 years of existence of Holcim Group in the world and 15 years of local presence.

The objective of “Together for Communities” campaign was for the 80,000+ Holcim employees worldwide to get involved, throughout the year, for at least one day, as volunteers in social programs, with a view to summing up, through the time spent on such actions, to at least 100 years. Each company in Holcim Group was free to choose how they wanted to implement the volunteering campaign, as well as the measures meant to generate a high percentage of employee engagement.

In Holcim Romania, the volunteering campaign was materialized in 16 volunteering actions attended by 610 Holcim Romania employees who carried out volunteering activities focused on three fields – tree planting for a greener environment, selective waste collection and rehabilitation of areas of public interest. The Romanian volunteers totaled 5,887 hours of community work, the equivalent of around 2.8 years of community work.

“This award recognizes our efforts in support of the communities where we operate. We are proud of the engagement and enthusiasm of our employees, who proved once again that volunteering works are already a tradition in Holcim Romania”, said Daniel Bach, General Director of Holcim Romania.

Find the complete list of the volunteering actions carried out by Holcim Romania employees, as well as detailed information about what happened in each location, on the website at http://www.holcim.ro/en/sustainable-development/social-responsibility/together-for-communities.html

The National Volunteering Gala 2012, organized by Volum (Federation of organizations supporting volunteering development in Romania), was at its second edition this year. The National Volunteering Gala is the only competition in Romania that brings volunteering into the attention of the mass media and large public, by awarding volunteers, volunteer projects, volunteering coordinators and volunteering centers.

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Holcim (Romania) S.A. owns 2 cement plants in Campulung and Alesd, a grinding station and a cement terminal in Turda, 16 ecological ready-mix plants, 5 aggregates plants, 2 special binders plants and a cement terminal in Bucharest. Holcim (Romania) S.A. employs around 1,000 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