Company Description Holcim (US), Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components in the United States. In addition to Portland cements, Holcim produces fly ash and slag cement products, such as GranCem® cement, to enhance concrete performance. Holcim also makes blended and masonry cements in a wide variety of colors. It is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Holcim Ltd. of Switzerland, which is one of the biggest cement companies in the world. Holcim’s (US) business segments are Commercial Builders, Residential Builders, Architects, and Public Works. Holcim (US) is headquartered in Waltham, MA.
CEO: Bernard Fontana; Revenues: $22.0 Billion (2013); Employees: 69,897 (2013)
Climate and Energy Targets Greenhouse gases:
Holcim has a target to reduce the CO2 per ton of cement by 25 percent by 2015 compared to the base year of 1990. By the end of 2011, Holcim had reached a reduction of 21.8 percent, putting them on track to achieve their established 2015 target. In addition, Holcim is currently the cement sector leader, as they have been for many years, with the lowest emissions per ton of cement (591kg CO2 per ton).
In 2010, Holcim set up a special fund as part of its comprehensive energy strategy which provides up to CHF 100 million (over $100 million) every year to support energy efficiency projects. The fund is partly financed by the sale of excess CO2 emissions certificates.
Did You Know? The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction was created in 2003 to raise awareness of the important role that architecture, engineering, urban planning and construction have in achieving a more sustainable future – and to encourage critical interdisciplinary and long-range perspectives on a local, regional, and global basis.
To stimulate a sustainable future, the Holcim Foundation undertakes a range of carefully targeted activities which include:
Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and visions, and
Holcim is one of the largest manufacturers and supplies of cement and mineral components in the United States.
Holcim is a member of the Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC), the largest U.S.-based association of companies dedicated to business and policy solutions to climate change. Holcim is an international supplier of cement, aggregates (gravel and sand), and concrete, with US headquarters in Waltham, MA. The company reported revenues of over $23 billion in 2008, and employs 85,000 people in over 70 countries.