Our strategy

Year after year, we continue to deliver first class solutions for customers while ensuring we carry on growing. We know that the market is always developing, meaning the needs of our customers are forever changing.

Our Vision


Building progress. It’s in how we develop sustainable solutions to our most trusted products. It’s in how our people build strong partnerships through a shared commitment to sustainability that drives business growth. It’s about building progress to ground sustainability
in the future of construction. It has to start today.



Our Mission


Become the UK's leader in innovation and sustainable building solutions.



Our fundamental principles

Health and safety

Above all, this is our overarching value. We always conduct our business in a way that creates a healthy and stable environment for all stakeholders, built on a true safety culture.


We aspire to be an employer of choice, which we do by providing an exciting and purposeful place for our people.


In all areas of our business, including internal and external interactions, we always act with integrity.

Our focus areas

Customers and markets

Being the preferred supplier of construction materials solutions for the building and infrastructure industry.


Continue to lead the way in low carbon, high performance products and solutions and act in a truly sustainable way by contributing to solving some of the world’s challenges around climate change, biodiversity, infrastructure and access to housing.


Innovation driven from the top to create an innovative mindset throughout the business, resulting in world-class products, solutions and systems. 

Operational excellence

Embedding a culture of operational excellence within the business and fully embracing it will lead to positive change and industry best practice. 

Portfolio management

A well-managed portfolio that is constantly reviewed means we can make strategic investments and seize opportunities as they arise. 


Leveraging Holcim's global presence

Holcim is the leading global construction materials and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects and engineers all over the world. Our operations produce cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete which are used in building projects ranging from affordable housing and small, local projects to the biggest, most technically and architecturally challenging infrastructure projects. As urbanization increasingly impacts people and the planet, we provide innovative products and building solutions with a clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability.


Our strengths

Our combination of strengths, developed over many years and unmatched in our industry, put us in a strong position to take advantage of the opportunities that arise from these megatrends. We have:

  • A global footprint with leadership positions in the vast majority of our markets
  • A diversified portfolio with a good balance between mature and developing markets positioned in highly populated areas
  • Industry-leading capability in innovation, enabling us to anticipate and meet the changing needs of our customers
  • Highly talented, experienced and motivated people from diverse backgrounds.


"Building for Growth"

Holcim’s new Strategy 2022, “Building for Growth”, aims to drive profitable growth and simplify the business to deliver resilient returns and attractive value to stakeholders. The new strategy will shift gears towards growth of the top and bottom line over the next five years.

The strategy is based on the four value drivers: growth, simplification and performance, financial strength, vision and people.