Healthy communities

Showing our
true colors

“I’m extremely proud of how our teams mobilized to keep our people and operations safe, while going above and beyond to stand by our communities. Together we touched the lives of over six million people around the world this year.”

Jan Jenisch


people helped in 2020,
with COVID-19 relief our
#1 priority

3,750 tons

of our products to build
emergency field hospitals
from Canada to Uganda

4,150 days

volunteering in the
fight against COVID-19


masks and gloves

Building on our strengths

As the global leader in building materials and solutions, we put our scale and expertise to work, helping as many people as possible to tackle the pandemic together.

2020 has been a critical year for all of our communities, where we stepped up our support during the COVID-19 crisis. Over the past five years, LafargeHolcim has invested more than CHF 216 million around the world in community projects.

Making a difference

Thriving with our communities is one of our sustainability pillars. This became critical in 2020, when we promoted a healthy and resilient response to the pandemic through our community initiatives.

Putting the most vulnerable first

We focused our efforts on helping the most disadvantaged populations first. This involved direct interventions to prevent new infections, such as supplying disinfectants and personal protective equipment, alongside mitigating hardships by supplying food and other forms of relief.

Other stories

Helping communities during coronavirus

Building on our long tradition of working closely with our communities and promoting their health and well-being, our teams all around the world are mobilized to implement an extraordinary range of measures across the world to fight COVID-19.

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Building a healthier world together

COVID-19 is changing how we live and how we work in many ways. As markets are gradually reopening around the world, we are ramping up our production to best support our customers and help the world economy recover as quickly as possible. We are doing this by putting sustainable construction at the heart of the recovery.

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LafargeHolcim CEO endorses worldwide initiative to promote human rights

LafargeHolcim CEO Jan Jenisch joined the Call to Action for Business Leadership on Human Rights by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

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