Our Corporate Purpose

The world is undergoing profound change. With its building materials and solutions, HeidelbergCement has been contributing to global progress for 150 years. Now the time has come to take the next step and lay the foundation for the future. That is why, during 2020, HeidelbergCement adopted its corporate purpose: “Material to build our future”.

With this play on words, we emphasise our intention both to develop and produce innovative (building) materials for the future and to play a pivotal – that is to say material – role in the future. Responsibility for the environment is at the heart of HeidelbergCement’s actions.

The company has set itself the goal of being the industry leader on the path to carbon neutrality. HeidelbergCement is known for long-term profitability thanks to operational excellence, engagement, and openness to change as well as its close partnerships with customers and stakeholders.

HeidelbergCement Group

HeidelbergCement Group

Four Culture principles guide us in our day-to-day work:

  • Be stronger together and push forward
    Our future needs teamwork. We perform at our best when we build on our global strength. Let’s combine our forces across all regions. With our hands-on attitude, we can overcome any challenge.

  • Get the customer excited
    Our future needs strong players. Let’s become even better partners for our customers. Their success is our success. We solve their problems. Even before they arise.

  • Unleash innovation
    Our future needs creativity. Let’s use our freedom to go in new directions. Inventiveness knows no hierarchy. A great idea can come from anywhere and anyone. Own it and push it. 

  • Think and act long term
    Our future needs solutions that last. That’s what we offer. Reliable and sustainable materials. Let’s be the leader that turns our industry co2-neutral. Once and for all.