Rapid urbanization, climate change, and resource scarcity are among the megatrends that are changing the world in which we live. As a result, our customers are facing a host of urgent challenges such as achieving energy efficiency, lowering the cost of construction, reducing their environmental footprint, and meeting high standards of aesthetics, health, comfort, and well-being. LafargeHolcim is dedicated to finding solutions to these global problems, thereby bringing value to customers, communities, and society while capturing new value and growth opportunities for the company.

Employees working in innovation

To realize these ambitions, we have placed innovation at the heart of everything we do. Innovation permeates and transforms all aspects of our business – touching research and development (R&D), commercial processes, logistics, marketing, finance, and manufacturing – with the ultimate goal of serving our customers in the best possible way.

In 2015 we introduced a host of new solutions to our customer segments, ranging from new water-resistant bags for retail customers to earth-cement-based Durabric solutions for affordable housing purposes.

A new innovation organization at LafargeHolcim

In 2015 the merger of Holcim and Lafarge brought together both companies’ innovation teams, creating a new, stronger innovation organization that can fully exploit existing R&D networks, innovation management practices, and intellectual property management.