Health and safety

A rigorous approach to protect the health and safety of our people

Holcim aims to protect the physical, mental and social wellbeing of its people. That means conducting our business with zero harm and providing a healthy and safe environment to employees, contractors, communities and customers. Our comprehensive policies and training support this aim.

Our progress in numbers

-62% lost time injuries

in 2021

66 health clinics

across 18 countries, benefiting more than 250,000 people

20% of our employees

have first aid certification

Cross-coUNTRY commitment and ambition

HSE is a core value at Holcim. To achieve our strategy, Ambition “0”, we are pursuing the following goals:

  • Reducing occupational health exposures to reach zero illnesses and injuries
  • Enhancing workforce wellbeing, engagement and performance
  • Facilitating attendance, productivity and retention of employees with illnesses or disabilities, where possible
  • Improving healthcare access in local communities
  • Enhancing endemic and pandemic disease preparedness

To engage our employees and stakeholders, we perform cultural assessments and hold annual Global HSE Days. Employees have access to visual tools and a growing library of e-learning modules, produced in-house.


Promoting wellbeing at work 

The six pillars of our Foundations of Wellbeing framework raise awareness about mental health and promote a behavioral shift toward improved employee wellbeing. Each pillar has operational objectives for country-level implementation, supported by Group-wide tools, materials and guidance.

On the road to improved safety for drivers

Creating a safe road environment is a top priority for Holcim since we rely heavily on transport to conduct our business. In 2016, we launched a road safety program based on three key items:

  • Driver training journey management
  • In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems
  • Driver feedback and coaching

The Holcim Transport Analytics Center in India provides advanced analytics for driver and transporter performance. The system uses Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) dispatch applications and connected devices on trucks to reduce logistics costs, improve road safety performance, and reduce our carbon footprint.

Holcim recognized as global road safety leader

In 2021, Holcim received the Prince Michael International Award in the “fleet safety” category. Widely recognized as the “Nobel Prize” in road safety, the Prince Michael International Award is given to the most outstanding road safety achievements worldwide. The award highlighted our drivers’ relentless focus on safety following our second consecutive year with zero employee road fatalities.

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