Leading building solutions provider Holcim Philippines has opened a facility in Davao where partners can virtually experience the global Holcim Innovation Hub, located in France, showcasing exciting new materials for more sustainable and innovative construction.
Holcim Philippines welcomed clients and key industry stakeholders in its Davao plant on Jan. 16 to the inauguration of this space, which features a virtual reality facility that brings visitors to the Holcim Group’s research center in Lyon, France.
There, they can explore Holcim’s showroom featuring exciting innovations to decarbonize buildings across its lifecycle. Among the solutions displayed are low-carbon materials such as ECOPact concrete and ECOPlanet cement, and circular construction solutions, such as Holcim’s proprietary ECOCycle® circular technology platform, that recycles construction demolition materials into new building solutions.
Holcim Philippines President and CEO Horia Adrian: “Opening the Innovation Hub showcase room in Davao is part of our commitment to support the country’s development. This is particularly important in a rapidly urbanizing Mindanao which can benefit from innovative solutions so essential structures are built with less impact on the environment while contributing more positively to development.”
Holcim Philippines is accelerating its transformation as a sustainable and innovative building solutions provider with focus on advancing decarbonization and circular economy in the construction industry. Since 2018, Holcim Philippines has reduced its carbon footprint by more than 20% by producing more blended cements, replacing coal with qualified wastes as alternative fuels and raw materials, and improving efficiency of operations.
The company’s carbon footprint reduction program is aligned with the Holcim Group’s Net Zero direction and the country’s Nationally Determined Contributions. Aside from its own initiatives, Holcim Philippines is working with key stakeholders to encourage the shift to low-carbon products that reduce the footprint of the built environment.