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Keeping people safe at work a priority for Holcim Philippines

The first thing that visitors notice when they go to a manufacturing facility of Holcim Philippines is how strictly the company implements its safety policies.

Plant visitors who need to go outside the administrative building are required to use “personal protective equipment” – hard hats, steel-toed boots and reflectorized shirts or vests. If they go to the manufacturing areas, they will also be asked to put on dust masks, goggles, gloves and something that looks like marshmallow candies but are actually ear plugs.

At the gate, all non-plant employees are given a safety manual and briefed on how to conduct themselves inside the facility. The reminders continue inside the plant, as signage after signage prompt them to stay alert.

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Holcim Philippines employee training program cited

For ensuring that learning from classroom trainings for employees have clear benefits to and applications in the company, leading cement manufacturer Hocim Philippines, Inc. was cited in the second Gawad Maestro Awards by the Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD) as this year’s best program for workplace learning and performance.

In May, the company received this year’s Outstanding Workplace Learning and Performance Program (WLP) for its Training Results thru Assessment, Coaching and Keen Monitoring (TRACK!) initiative.

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Holcim Philippines employees volunteer for Brigada Eskwela

Employees of cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines spent several days to clean and repair classrooms and school equipment in its communities, in support of the government’s drive to mobilize volunteers to prepare public schools for the opening of classes.

Over 400 Holcim Philippines’ employees, contractors and scholars trooped to schools near the company’s facilities to lend a hand in the government’s annual outreach programs for public schools

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Holcim Philippines, SHDA ink deal to help Pinoys get quality, affordable homes

Leading cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines and the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association of the Philippines (SHDA) signed a deal to ensure steady supply to the group’s members at a competitive price, in support of the latter’s goal to build quality but affordable homes.

Signing the agreement last May 7 were Holcim Philippines CEO Eduardo Sahagun and Vice President for Commercial William Sumalinog along with SHDA Chairman and National President Paul Tanchi and Auditor Rodelio Racadio.

Tanchi acknowledged that the agreement is particularly significant during this time of high demand.

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Holcim Philippines posts strong Q1 results

Key Messages

  • Holcim Philippines posted improved financial performance on strong sales, sustained cost management efforts and increased production efficiency.
  • The company expects demand to pick up in the second quarter as the private and public sector ramp up construction to take advantage of the dry season.
  • Efforts to revive the grinding plant Mabini, Batangas are on track, ensuring the accessibility of Holcim products in the growing south Luzon market

Cement demand growth slowed to 3.4% in the first quarter of 2013 as the sector was coming from a very high base with the record volumes registered last year, according to the Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines.

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Holcim volunteerism program helps poor students finish school

As part of its volunteerism program, employees and partners of cement maker Holcim Philippines committed to help shoulder the schooling of poor but deserving students in its areas of operation. The program proved successful as the first batch of beneficiaries finished primary and secondary level this year, with some graduating atop their classes.

Last March, 44 elementary and nine high school scholars of the company’s Fostering a Child’s Education (FACE) program graduated from school. Two elementary scholars graduated as valedictorian, while another finished as salutatorian. Among the high school graduates, three received academic awards and one more was cited for leadership.

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Holcim gets Anvils for employee communications, centennial campaign

Cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines, Inc. was again recognized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) for its communication programs, with the company getting Anvil Awards for Employee Communications and its centennial celebration campaign.

Holcim won Merit Awards for both programs during the recent 48th Anvil Awards held at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel. Both programs were among the 396 entries that underwent a two-stage screening process for the Anvil Awards.

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Holcim extends support for Davao River watershed conservation through Matigsalug empowerment

After the successful first run of a project to help conserve the Davao River watershed, Holcim Philippines has renewed its partnership with an environment group to train an indigenous community in the Marilog uplands on ideal farming techniques to discourage them from timber-poaching.

On Jan. 22, Holcim Davao signed a memorandum of agreement to extend by another year the financial support to the Kinaiyahan Foundation, Inc. for the training of 40 more Matigsalug families on Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT). The said technique is designed to put less pressure on the remaining forest ecosystem in Marilog, located about 60 kilometers away from the city proper.   

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Record year for Holcim Philippines

  • Cement industry volumes in 2012 soared 18%, its highest growth in 15 years
  • The company is bullish about its prospects with construction activity seen to remain strong this year given the positive economic environment, and is looking to increase its capacity 

Leading cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines, Inc. (HPHI) registered record volumes in 2012, a fitting cap to its celebration of the global Holcim brand’s centennial year.

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SSS names Holcim Davao among top Mindanao employers

For its compliance to the social security law and good care of its employees, the Davao plant of cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines was recently recognized by state pension fund Social Security System (SSS) as among the best employers in Mindanao.

Holcim Davao was awarded the SSS Balikat ng Bayan, which is given to companies that best comply with the social security law, provide accurate and timely submission of reports and actively participate in SSS programs. Holcim Davao won the said award for Southern Mindanao in the medium accounts category or for companies with less than 500 employees. Other winners from Mindanao were OROPORT Cargo Handling Services, Taganito Mining Corp. and Holy Cross of Davao College, Inc.

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