Leading building solutions provider Holcim Philippines, Inc., is partnering with the United Architects of the Philippines to further raise awareness on the importance of sustainable construction and the company’s readiness to support local builders in this area.
Holcim Philippines will join the UAP’s gatherings in North and Central Luzon, Greater Manila Region, Visayas and Mindanao in February and the 48th National Convention and Exhibits in April to share its ability to support sustainable construction in the Philippines. The company will also promote the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, one of the most prestigious sustainable design competitions in the world with $1 million in total prizes at stake, to encourage participation of Filipino architects.Commercial Influencer Engagement Manager Rein Reyes signed the agreement with officials of the UAP on Jan. 19.
Holcim Philippines President and CEO Horia Adrian: “Architects play a key role in sustainable construction as their creativity and designs greatly shape how structures are made. With green building and sustainable construction increasingly becoming the norm, we aim to work more closely with architects in realizing their visions through our sustainable and innovative solutions. Holcim is committed to provide solutions for building more with less materials, new buildings using recycled materials from old buildings, and more efficient buildings using smart design and materials”.
Holcim Philippines has stepped up efforts to highlight the importance of using more innovative building materials and practices that are better for the environment and provide superior construction performance amid continued economic growth and finite natural resources.
The company is advocating for local builders to shift to new building solutions with a lower environment footprint such as blended cements made with recycled materials. Holcim Philippines already provides the market with specialized blended cement options such as Holcim Solido for roads, Holcim Excel for general applications and Holcim Wallright Prime for masonry. The company has also introduced in the Philippines ECOPlanet, its most environment-friendly cement with at least 30% lower carbon footprint than traditional portland cement.
About Holcim Philippines
Holcim Philippines, Inc. (Philippine Stock Exchange: HLCM) is one of the leading building solution companies in the country. The Company has a deep portfolio of innovative solutions fostered by a full range of products from structuring to finishing applications that can help local builders execute with high performance and efficiency a wide range of projects from massive infrastructure to simple home repairs.
With cement manufacturing facilities in La Union, Bulacan, Batangas, Misamis Oriental and Davao, as well as aggregates and dry mix business and technical support facilities for building solutions, Holcim Philippines is a reliable partner of builders in the country.
Holcim Philippines is also committed to the highest standards of sustainable operations and manufacturing excellence with its plants certified under ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System), ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) and OHSAS 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System).
Holcim Philippines is a member of the Holcim Group, the world leader in the building materials industry present in 60 countries with over 70,000 employees.
Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy Holcim is becoming a net zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success. The company is driving circular construction as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. Holcim is the company behind some of the world’s most trusted brands in the building sector including Aggregate Industries, Disensa, Geocycle, Holcim, Lafarge and Malarkey Roofing Products. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.
Don Gil Carreon
Alvin A. Marayan
External Relations Lead