Line and functional management responsibility

Holcim’s hierarchical structures are flat and its divisions of responsibility clearly defined, both at Group level and in the individual Group companies, in order to ensure efficiency and knowledge sharing in the Group and to support fast implementation of new processes and standards.

The operating units fall under the line responsibility of individual Executive Committee members, who are assisted by Area Managers. If the Group companies are to strengthen their cost and market leadership in their markets, they need entrepreneurial room to manoeuver as well as support from the Group in the form of specific know-how and predefined parameters. The Group’s managers, the regions, the countries, and local sites are assisted by service centers at global and regional levels and by corporate staff units at a global level. In line with the Holcim Leadership Journey, these functions focus more intensely on generating added value throughout the entire Group. Striking the balance between local competence on the one hand and appropriate support or intervention from Group headquarters on the other is a subject of permanent attention.