All Press Releases for November 13, 2006

Holcim (US) Announces Envirocore Family of Environmentally-friendly Products at GreenBuild 2006 in Denver, Colorado

Holcim's Envirocore products are targeted to increase eco-efficiency by producing goods and services using less energy and fewer raw materials while generating less waste and pollution.

    Denver, CO - (Nov. 15) As a member of the global community, and a leader in the U.S. cement industry, Holcim (US) is committed to supporting sustainable development. In keeping with that commitment, today Holcim launched the Envirocore family of environmentally-friendly products, and website, a portal for sustainability, green building and environmental issues.

"As an employer, supplier and neighbor we are committed to sustainable development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs," states Patrick Dolberg, President and CEO for Holcim. "To keep this commitment requires a thoughtful balance of economic growth, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility."

Holcim Manager of Promotion/Training/E-Business, Barry Thornbury adds, "Holcim produces cement, the most important ingredient in concrete, a fundamental infrastructure component of modern society. As such, we recognize our responsibility to provide a sustainable future."

Holcim has committed to managing and reducing its environmental footprint. This is a key priority and will be implemented through programs designed to reduce clinker factor, create efficient thermal energy use, increase the use of alternative fuels and raw materials, and reduce or eliminate the need for cement kiln dust (CKD) disposal.

The Envirocore family of products is an integral part of this eco-efficiency program. The product line is manufactured to meet applicable quality requirements and may be used in many of the portland cement concrete applications currently in use.

During GreenBuild 2006, the U.S. Green Building Council's annual convention and trade show, Holcim introduced these products, as well as its website dedicated to supporting environmental responsibility.

Holcim (US) Inc., a subsidiary of Holcim Ltd of Switzerland, is one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components. The company is a member of the PEW Center on Global Climate Change Business Environmental Leadership Council; a member of the U.S. Green Building Council; and an inaugural member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders Program.

Holcim Ltd of Switzerland is a co-founder of the World Building Council for Sustainable Development's Cement Sustainability Initiative; and was recently acknowledged as a "leader of the industry" in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2006, the DOW Sustainability Index, and is included in the FTSE4 Good and Ethibel Sustainability Index for Excellence.

Visit Envirocore online at to explore the site and the tools and applications available to users. To learn more about Holcim (US) Inc. or Envirocore, please contact Barry Thornbury, Manager of Promotion/Training and E-Business at 734-529-4167.

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Holcim (US) Announces Envirocore™ Family of Products at Greenbuild 2006 in Denver, Colorado