Four culture principles form the basis for achieving these goals:
- Be stronger together!
- Get the customer excited!
- Unleash innovation!
- Think and act long term!
In more than 50 countries around the world, the name HeidelbergCement stands for competence and quality. Since the company was founded in 1873, HeidelbergCement has grown from a regional cement manufacturer with a single plant in Heidelberg into one of the world’s leading building materials groups, with roughly:
Our core activities encompass the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials for the production of concrete and asphalt. Our Group Services business unit focuses on global sea trade in building materials such as cement and clinker. HeidelbergCement is divided into five geographical Group areas: Western and Southern Europe, Northern and Eastern Europe-Central Asia, North America, AsiaPacific and Africa-Eastern Mediterranean Basin.
For nearly 150 years, HeidelbergCement’s building materials and construction solutions have contributed to progress worldwide. Now, the foundation for the future of the company has been laid, as expressed in our statement of purpose newly defined in 2020: “Material to build our future”. This statement stands both for our intention to develop and produce innovative (building) materials for the future and to play a material role in the future. Responsibility for the environment is at the heart of all we do at HeidelbergCement. The company aims to be the industry leader on the road to carbon neutrality.
HeidelbergCement stands for long-term profitability through operational excellence, engagement and openness for change as well as close partnerships with our customers and stakeholders.