ICRC Corporate Support Group: Holcim Ltd
Holcim is the first company from the building materials industry to join the ICRC Corporate Support Group. Since 2010, Holcim and the ICRC have been sharing their expertise and experience in areas of mutual interest such as crisis and risk management, water supply and infrastructure development. Each year, the ICRC and Holcim choose the field activities the company will support. Holcim is helping to fund humanitarian projects in conflict regions where both they and the ICRC operate.
Impact of ICRC operations co-financed by Holcim cash contributions
The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jakob Kellenberger, and the CEO of Holcim Ltd, Markus Akermann, signed a long-term agreement on 28 January 2010, during the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland. As a new member of the ICRC Corporate Support Group, Holcim will fund humanitarian projects as part of its commitment to sustainable development.