Holcim establishes new Foundation

Holcim establishes new Foundation
Published: 10 December 2003

Holcim is setting up a worldwide prize competition for sustainable construction projects to promote future-proof solutions that meet the differing requirements of economic growth, environmental quality and social responsibility. To provide a framework for this objective, the company has established the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, domiciled in Zurich. The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction promotes and supports initiatives and projects that identify construction-related solutions to today's pressing technological, ecologic and socio-economic challenges and fuse these solutions with architectural excellence and a high quality of life. A global competition is to be launched with the goal of sensitizing architects, engineers, developers and owners to the concept of sustainable construction and to reward them for outstanding achievements in this area.

 

"Holcim's commitment to sustainable construction stems directly from the realization that economic growth, the sustainable use of environmental resources and social responsibility are all crucial today to a company's successful long-term existence", emphasizes Holcim CEO Markus Akermann: "With the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction we are lifting the Group's commitment in this area to a new plane and creating a global platform for sustainable construction with which we want to impact beyond the boundaries of the building materials industry."