AKUURA | Holcim launches ECOPlanet in Davao to support Mindanao’s sustainable development | Leading building solutions provider Holcim Philippines, Inc. is excited to bring Holcim ECOPlanet, its most environment-friendly product, to Davao to provide partners a sustainable and high-performance building material as they continue advancing development in Mindanao!
Holcim Philippines President and CEO Horia Adrian: “The launch of ECOPlanet is further proof of our commitment to continue supporting the sustainable development of Davao and Mindanao. ECOPlanet provides our partner the best material for building durable and lasting infrastructure to support population growth and development while being more respectful of the environment.”
Holcim Philippines launched ECOPlanet to a number of its ready-mix concrete and contractor partners in South Mindanao on July 29 at SM Lanang with an overview of the product and the company’s overall sustainability thrust. Holcim Philippines also introduced its Balik-Plastic waste management program wherein partners may turn over plastic bags for cement to the company to be reused by recycling partners or converted to alternative fuels and raw materials in making cement through co-processing at its Davao plant.
Launched in July 2021, ECOPlanet is a global range of green cement developed by international building solutions leader Holcim Group. It was introduced in the Philippines last November as a general purpose cement with at least 30% lower carbon footprint than normal cement. Being a blended cement, ECOPlanet is also made with less virgin raw materials and delivers superior durability and strength for structural applications.
The availability of ECOPlanet further expands Holcim Philippines’ range of building solutions in the region. In the company’s several decades of operations in Davao, the company has proudly supplied cement to a number important of infrastructure that support progress and uplift people’s lives such as the Davao International Airport, Davao Coastal Road, Davao Bypass Road, and the Tagum City Flyover.
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 70 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 ACC, Aggregate Industries, Ambuja Cement, 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.
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Don Gil Carreon