22 January 2010
HeidelbergCement supports relief efforts in Haiti
HeidelbergCement AG has donated EUR 100,000 to the Red Cross in support of the relief efforts in Haiti. The donation is dedicated to the construction and operation of a mobile hospital and the delivery of clean drinking water.
“With our donation we’d like to contribute to humanitarian aid efforts on the ground“, explains Dr. Bernd Scheifele, CEO of HeidelbergCement. ”We want to help those affected by this devastating earthquake and encourage our employees and partners to assist in any way they can.”
Several decades of experience enable the Red Cross to quickly and efficiently help people affected by catastrophes. The international federation of 186 Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations is coordinating the relief efforts on the ground. Recent relief efforts of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent included, amongst others, the earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia in October 2009.
HeidelbergCement is the global market leader in aggregates and a prominent player in the fields of cement, concrete and other downstream activities, making it one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials. The company employs some 57,000 people at 2,600 locations in around 40 countries.