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Centennial volunteering

April 24, 2012

All around the world the Company employees will devote their work as volunteers to Holcim centennial. The main idea of such initiative of the Company is to present 100 years of volunteer works to the world.

This year Holcim celebrates a centennial. The Company carries out an initiative called “Together for communities”, a solid program for all Holcim employees all around the world. Every employee of 80, 000 will become a volunteer for one day and will devote himself or herself to public works. Thus, the Holcim Group will make the society a present of 100 years of volunteer works.

The key direction of volunteer activities of Holcim in Russiais cleaning works and holding “subbotniks”. The first actions will take place in April. On the nearest Saturday, April 21st, the employees of “Volskcement” will clean the territory along the plant. In a week, April 28, the employees ofMoscow office of the Company and employees of “Shurovsky Cement” will take part in the action of cleaning works of theterritory ofKolomna City together with civic community “Nekvasnye patrioty”.

A series of events devoted to a centennial of Holcim was opened by presentation of photobook “Industrial” in Switzerland, March 1st. The book was made by famous masters: Marco Grob (portraitist), David Heapler (photographer) and Fritz Bruner (photographer). During the last year they had been creating a collection of pictures about the plants of the Holcim Group and its employees all around the world. Some of these works at this moment are exhibited in theMuseum ofFine Arts (Bern) till May, 6, 2012.