Diversity and Inclusion

Expectations are high for business to be part of the solution in tackling climate change, inequality and other global challenges. In building a sustainable and innovative business for the future, Holcim aims to uncover different perspectives and create equitable opportunities for all types of people to grow and to thrive, now and in the future. This applies to our 70,000 employees – people with diverse backgrounds, cultures, generations, expertise and abilities. It also describes how we engage with contractors, communities, customers and suppliers.

 

Holcim Australia and New Zealand (Holcim) is part of Holcim Ltd, the world’s global leader in building materials and solutions. Holcim employs more than 70,000 people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions and Products. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy, Holcim is becoming a net-zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success.

Holcim is committed to fostering diverse and inclusive workplaces where our people feel respected, valued and are encouraged to bring their authentic self to work. We are committed to respecting and promoting human rights in our operations and activities, business relationships and in the communities where we work.

The team at Holcim provides a safe environment to speak up, enabling opportunities for our people to share their diverse perspectives and ideas. Our people have equal access to employment and development opportunities based on ability, performance and potential.

Holcim understands the value of promoting and supporting an increasingly diverse workforce, creating a culture that empowers problem solvers, creative thinkers and innovators, delivering the best outcomes for our customers and our business.

Our employees are treated fairly at work – respecting and supporting human rights and nondiscrimination. This is underpinned by our five values; Partners, Passionate, Pioneers, Performance-driven and Positive, and standards set out in the Holcim Code of Business Conduct.

Diversity is understanding that each individual is unique and recognising our individual differences. Diversity encompasses diversity of demographics, diversity of thought and diversity of approach. Inclusion at Holcim means valuing and celebrating differences. Inclusion exists where everyone feels respected, valued and safe to contribute.

 

"At Holcim, we’re leading the way to shape a world that works for all. To achieve this, we bring diverse perspectives together and ensure equal opportunities for people from all backgrounds in our organisation. We promote gender equality and foster a fair workplace where all can be safe and thrive. This is essential to building a sustainable and innovative business for the future".

Jan Jenisch, CEO Holcim
Jan Jenisch CEO Holcim Ltd
 

"I wish to increase the diversity of our business, so that diversity of thought can better influence strategic decisions. It is my own strong belief, as well as that of my colleagues on the Executive Committee that by embracing diversity and being a truly inclusive employer we will enrich every decision and discussion, maximising our effectiveness and enabling us to give greater value to our customers."

George Agriogiannis, CEO Holcim Australia & New Zealand
George Agriogiannis CEO Holcim Australia and New Zealand
 

We continually review our policies and processes to ensure equal opportunities and treatment towards our people, visitors, clients, customers, suppliers and third parties. We seek to manage any diversity issues which arise in a fair and sensitive manner.

A Committee has been established to support the implementation of Holcim’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. Aligned to four strategic priorities, we aim to promote improved diversity outcomes, foster an inclusive workplace culture, and enable Holcim to attract and retain the best people.

The four strategic priorities are:

Inclusive Leadership

Talent Management

Buy-in commitment from Leaders on D&I investment, sustainable change and ownership to drive and support a diverse & inclusive culture. Attract, retain & develop diverse talent through technology, media & communication channels, referrals, industry & other associations, education partnerships & sponsorship programs.

Education

Communications & Engagement

Create momentum to embed D&I policies & practices that connects & supports our D&I Initiatives. KPIs, targets and their outcomes with our Business objectives and measures of success. Build accountability for D&I outcomes by enhancing leadership capabilities, leveraging ERGs and D&I committees, champions and role models.