COMMITMENT TO BUILDING BETTER CITIES IN AFRICA
A world leader in building materials, LafargeHolcim employs 63,000 people in 61 countries, and posted sales of €12.8 billion in 2014. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world’s leading building materials research facility located in Lyon, France; LafargeHolcim places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity.
Headquartered in Paris, France, LafargeHolcim orients the development of its businesses towards fast-growing markets, notably in Asia and Middle-East. In Africa, the building materials giant operates in 17 countries, positively impacting the economy and lives of citizens.
LafargeHolcim puts certain values at the forefront of the way it does business viz: health and safety, environmental protection, corporate governance (Ethics) and social responsibility (in the areas of education, health, youth empowerment, and shelter). LafargeHolcim is committed to Africa’s development with attention to the ever-changing needs of local communities, contributing to improving quality of lives across the continent by setting up local development programs in the key areas of healthcare, shelter, education and youth empowerment.
Through intensive training and exchange programmes, the company develops a highly competent workforce to operate its plants and businesses, providing its people with extensive growth opportunities.
LafargeHolcim in Africa leverages its innovative expertise to provide valued added solutions in the building and construction industry in Sub-Saharan Africa as it strives to achieve its ambition of Building Better Cities.