Innovation

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.

>1,000
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.