Holcim Australia announces partnership with Habitat for Humanity Australia

Working together to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter

Holcim Australia has become an Impact Partner of Habitat for Humanity Australia, delivering shelter solutions for vulnerable groups and low income families.

In 2023 Holcim Australia employees will participate in the Brush with Kindness volunteering program to paint and refurbish crisis accommodation and transitional shelters nationwide for women and children escaping domestic violence and homelessness. This will build upon the support the organisation provided in 2022 with more than 60 staff volunteering over 350 hours across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.

Under the new partnership Holcim will also donate building materials for use on projects that empower families to build a stronger future.

We are proud to be partnering with Habitat for Humanity Australia to improve access to housing for those who need it most.

George Agriogiannis| CEO, Holcim Australia and New Zealand

“As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is taking action worldwide to create a positive social impact via affordable housing and social initiatives in the communities in which we operate,” he said.

Worldwide, Holcim has contributed around AUD 280 million (CHF 180 million) toward affordable housing and social initiatives over the last five years. Globally 30,000 volunteer hours were completed by employees in 2022 alone.

In Australia, Habitat for Humanity provides shelter solutions for vulnerable groups and responds to natural disasters with their Bushfire Recovery Program which has assisted families to build back homes, communities and hope.

We are delighted to be partnering with Holcim to help us deliver appropriate housing solutions for vulnerable groups and low-income families.

Nicole Stanmore| CEO, Habitat for Humanity Australia

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 in the USA as a grassroots effort. The organisation works across more than 70 countries, assisting more than 35 million people to obtain safe and decent housing, improving lives.

Holcim Australia volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in 2022

Holcim and BMD Group volunteers worked to restore the former Mercy Place site at Bardon in inner-city Brisbane.

Holcim volunteers at Habitat’s Crib Point, Victoria building site in 2022. 

The volunteers in Brisbane helped to transform the former office administration and conference facilities used by the Sisters of Mercy Congregation into a refuge for women and children seeking to escape domestic violence.

In South Australia, Holcim volunteers assisted with renovation work at a local women’s shelter that supports young women and their families created opportunities to be integrated back into the community.

The enthusiastic support by Holcim volunteers went a long way to help a family in need move into a new home.