All players in society, including individuals, businesses, governments and NGOs, have to collectively ensure that sustained economic growth doesn't overburden limited resources.
Key challenges need to be addressed simultaneously - particularly risks related to energy supply and the impacts of climate change, the degradation of ecosystems with a resulting loss of biodiversity, and increasing water scarcity.
Holcim, both worldwide and within New Zealand, acknowledges its own significant role in tackling these issues.
These case studies provide just a few examples of the sustainable development initiatives to which our employees are committed.
Department of Conservation Award
A prestigious environmental accolade recognising our contribution to conservation and the community.
Training Staff to Be Sustainable
An environmental DVD stressing that responsibility for our environment is everyone's business
First Concrete Environmental Product Declaration in Oceania
Holcim cement and Allied Concrete have produced the first concrete Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) released in Oceania. An EPD is a verified document that reports environmental data of products based on life cycle assessment.
Quarry Restoration Award
More than 20 years work to fully restore land surrounding the Holcim quarry at Cape Foulwind, Westport to a maturing native forest have been recognised
Concrete Sustainability Research
Research results indicate that most of the carbon dioxide emissions from calcination of limestone during cement manufacture appear to reabsorbed, specifically when aged concrete is crushed for recycling