Doing business with integrity

Holcim’s culture is to conduct all business with integrity and in accordance with the highest ethical standards. The Group’s credibility in the communities in which it operates depends upon working together to build a sustainable future based on fairness and honesty. With this in mind, in 2014 Holcim revised its Code of Business Conduct, which sets forth the principles by which business is to be conducted worldwide. The code is firmly anchored in the Group’s Values: Strength. Performance. Passion.

Holcim’s Code of Business Conduct is the framework for guiding the behavior of all employees. It guides the way of doing business, and it provides examples to help employees when they are confronted with challenging situations in their daily work. Holcim applies a zero-tolerance policy. Measures have been introduced to ensure that the Group companies comply with the Code of Business Conduct as well as applicable legislation and the relevant regulations. These include a centrally coordinated training program and instructions on good business conduct in line with modern competition and anti-corruption law. Training and support materials are continuously updated in line with the latest developments in competition and anti-corruption law.

Communication and disclosure are central to Holcim’s culture of integrity. The Group aims to ensure that all Holcim employees have the tools, resources, and information needed to make the right decisions. This is why the Holcim Integrity Line, a global ethics advisory and reporting system that complements existing advisory and reporting avenues, was launched in 2014.

The Code of Business Conduct can be found at www.holcim.com. Each Group company is responsible for incorporating these principles into its employee-related contracts and training activities.

Noncompliance with these rules is not tolerated and results in disciplinary measures.

Holcim is one of the Swiss companies that have pledged to observe the ten principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.