North / South America
Holcim Canada volunteer day launched
Apr, 25 2012
(Toronto, Canada) -- Holcim Canada recently launched its Together for Communities program which aims to get its 3,000 employees across the country to volunteer a work day to relevant causes in their local communities throughout the year.
Holcim Canada, a leading supplier of building materials and construction services, launched the program to celebrate the centennial of Holcim Ltd.
The initiative aims to engage as many as 80,000 employees worldwide to volunteer one day in the communities where the company operates.
If everybody at Holcim participates they could provide almost 100 years’ worth of volunteering service to society.
“To be successful in business, a company must look beyond profit and operate on the concept of balancing the triple bottom line; People, planet and profit.” said Paul Ostrander, President & CEO, Holcim Canada.
During the program launch, employees at all levels, from the company’s president and CEO to a concrete ready-mix truck driver, participated in various outdoor and indoor volunteer activities at the Earth Rangers Centre for Sustainable Technology.
Shares in Lafarge fall as two shareholders of its Swiss merger partner Holcim appear unhappy with revised deal terms.
Wallace H Johnson US Concrete vice president, sales and marketing has been elected to serve on the National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association board for a sixth time. More