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ICRC Corporate Support Group: Holcim Ltd

16-02-2012 Overview

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

Highlights

  • Holcim and the ICRC sign a long-term agreement

    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.


Photos

Kabkabiya, Sudan. Students learn how to dig wells during a two-week ICRC course. 

Kabkabiya, Sudan. Students learn how to dig wells during a two-week ICRC course.
© ICRC / v-p-sd-e-02330

Colombia. An ICRC health worker examines a young patient. Constant clashes between armed groups and the Colombian security forces make it impossible for government health services to reach some regions. 

Colombia. An ICRC health worker examines a young patient. Constant clashes between armed groups and the Colombian security forces make it impossible for government health services to reach some regions.
© ICRC / v-p-co-e-00890