LafargeHolcim made a major step this week with the creation of its first chief sustainability officer position as part of the executive committee. The company is accelerating its efforts to be the industry leader on decarbonization, circular economy, health and safety, and corporate social responsibility. Magali Anderson, current head of health and safety, will transition to the position effective Oct. 1.

Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO, said “I am very pleased with the appointment of Magali as our first chief sustainability officer. This will accelerate our vision of running our operations with zero harm to people and contributing to a built environment that will be carbon neutral, fully recyclable and with a positive environmental impact.”

“I am very excited to lead our company’s sustainability efforts,” said Anderson. “We are uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of our industry and we must continue challenging ourselves to create value for all our stakeholders while helping the world build as sustainably and safely as possible.”

A French national and mechanical engineer, Anderson has an extensive international industry experience acquired in a variety of general management, operational and functional roles in countries such as Brazil, Nigeria, Indonesia, Angola, Romania and China. She joined LafargeHolcim in 2016 as head of health and safety, and has since significantly improved the safety performance of the company.

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