Taguig—(PHStocks)—Building solutions provider Holcim Philippines Inc. (PSE: HLCM) will implement transformation initiatives that further improve its ability to supply the market’s cement requirements, and provide innovative construction technology to help the country build better amid an infrastructure drive. The company also aims to contribute to the Philippines’ efforts for sustainability and health and safety by strengthening programs in these areas.
Holcim Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Sapna Sood shared these plans during the company’s shareholders meeting on May 26, where she outlined the various initiatives that will enable the building solutions provider to be more impactful in the construction industry and contribute in other areas of national development.
Sood said the company is currently preparing for a project supported by LafargeHolcim that will make its Bulacan Plant a model facility within the Group in terms of efficiency and safety. Initiatives to further improve customer service identified by its Logistics Excellence program are also underway including cement deliveries to key business partners within 24 hours.
She added that Holcim Philippines will support the construction sector beyond cement. The company will draw on the strength of global construction materials leader LafargeHolcim Group to introduce more innovative building solutions that help local builders raise sturdier and more resilient structures and execute these faster and within budget, she said.
The Philippine road segment, which gets the biggest share of the government’s infrastructure budget, is a focus area. The company plans to provide an integrated offer of building solutions and services that improve the ability of local contractors to implement road projects, Sood said.
Holcim Philippines also plans to be more active in supporting causes that are aligned with its values and business directions.
The Holcim executive cited the company’s Health and Safety culture as an example of a core value relevant to external stakeholders.
To support this, Sood plans to improve the company’s Customer Safety Engagement Program, which was initiated last year to instil a stronger appreciation of safety and its benefits to clients’ businesses. This year, the company’s sales force will again continue discussions on safety with business partners and check the impact of their initiatives last year.
Sood noted that sustainability is another focus area that can positively impact the Philippines. The company is in the process of aligning its corporate responsibility initiatives, operations and business goals with the LafargeHolcim Group’s to contribute to the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Among its targets are reduced environmental impact, increased workforce diversity and introduction of new products that can help in socialized housing.
About Holcim Philippines
Holcim Philippines Inc. (Philippine Stock Exchange: HLCM) is one of the leading construction solution companies in the country. The Company has a wide range of innovative construction solutions that help homeowners to large- contractors in their building needs.
With cement manufacturing facilities in La Union, Bulacan, Misamis Oriental and Davao, mobile concrete ready-mix facilities and an aggregates business backed by a strong nationwide network of dealers, Holcim Philippines is a reliable partner of builders in the country. Holcim Philippines is also committed to the highest standards of sustainable operations and manufacturing excellence with its plants certified under ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System), ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System).
Holcim Philippines is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the leading global building materials and solutions company serving masons, buildings, architects and engineers all over the world, with presence in more than 80 countries and with around 90,000 employees.