LafargeHolcim Foundation Promoting and Rewarding Sustainable Construction


The origins of the LafargeHolcim Foundation

The origins of the LafargeHolcim Foundation

Supported by LafargeHolcim

The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction was created in 2003 to raise awareness of the important role that architecture, engineering, urban planning and the building industry have in achieving a more sustainable future.

The Foundation, an independent legal entity, is supported by LafargeHolcim. With an equally balanced portfolio between developing and mature markets and a focus on cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete, LafargeHolcim is the global leader in the building materials and solutions industry.

As urbanization increasingly impacts people and the planet, LafargeHolcim provides innovative products and building solutions with a clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability.

LafargeHolcim is represented on the Board of the Foundation by Eric Olsen, CEO, as well as Roland Köhler and Gérard Kuperfarb, both members of the Executive Committee. Further Board members include Alejandro Aravena, Chile; Maria Atkinson, Australia; Enrique Norten, Mexico/USA; Brinda Somaya, India; Simon Upton, France; and Marilyne Andersen, Marc Angélil, Harry Gugger and Rolf Soiron, all Switzerland.


Promoting sustainable construction worldwide

The primary objective of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction is to select and support a range of initiatives that extend beyond technical solutions to promoting sustainable construction approaches and solutions that embrace architectural excellence and enhanced quality of life.

Wide-ranging interest spans national, regional and global projects in both developing and industrialized nations. International and interdisciplinary cooperation is encouraged to develop integrated solutions to the demanding challenges of sustainable construction. Furthermore, encouraging the engagement of the next generation on developing these solutions is considered critical in implementing long-range solutions to the demanding challenges of sustainable construction.

The Foundation already made successful strides in uniting diverse global expertise and increasing awareness of the critical role of the built environment in sustainability. It has achieved this by identifying and promoting best practice and also fresh solutions. The construction projects, visions, and research inspire architects, engineers, planners, developers and contractors to adopt sustainable approaches within their building projects.

Last Updated: November 16, 2016
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