In line with Holcim, our strategy and approach to value creation integrates economic, environmental and social impacts – the three elements of the ‘triple bottom line’.
We undertake a business risk management exercise on an annual basis focussing on the topics of this strategy model. To achieve our business goals, in line with our parent, and maintain our licence to operate, we have established ambitious targets:
- Zero waste to landfill by 2012
- Reduce potable water by 25% by 2012 from 2008 baseline
- Reduce CO2 per tonne of product by 20% by 2012 from 2008 baseline
- Reduce packing waste by 20% from 2008 baseline
To ensure we are able to deliver on its sustainability targets, management plans for the topics of water, biodiversity, carbon and community have been created. Each of these plans is supported by a steering group comprising employees and an external expert for each topic. It is their role to ensure that the targets set by the plans are delivered. The plans and further details can be found under the sustainability section on this website.
Operating with integrity
The Holcim Code of Conduct is applied throughout the Holcim Group. It establishes a common and consistent framework across the organisation, and provides direction and clarification on the conduct of our daily business.
The Holcim Fair Competition Directive sets the rules for compliance with external laws and regulations as well as with groupwide internal policies. To ensure that employees and managers are aware of their responsibilities under the code of conduct, each group company implements its own appropriate measures.
We issue a separate code of conduct applicable for local law as well as the implementation of a competition law programme for relevant staff.