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Expanded position for Magali Anderson

Magali Anderson

LafargeHolcim expand Magali Anderson’s role to chief sustainability and innovation officer

LAFARGEHOLCIM have put sustainability at the core of their innovation pipeline and expanded Magali Anderson’s role to chief sustainability and innovation officer, effective March 2021.

Ms Anderson has been a member of LafargeHolcim’s group executive committee since October 2019, when she was appointed chief sustainability officer. In her expanded position, she takes on the leadership and development of the company’s global research and development strategy and organization, as well as external innovation collaborations from academia to start-ups.

Ms Anderson joined LafargeHolcim in 2016 as head of health and safety, significantly improving the safety performance of the company before taking on the role of chief sustainability officer.

She is on the advisory boards of the World Green Building Council, MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium, LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction and Business for Nature, as well as being co-chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Built Environment and the Global Concrete and Cement Association (GCCA) 2050 roadmap projects.

Chief executive officer Jan Jenisch said: ‘I am delighted to appoint Magali as our chief sustainability and innovation officer. Under her leadership, we opened a new chapter in our climate action with our net-zero pledge and growing range of green building solutions, from ECOPact to Ecolabel.

‘Sustainability is a game-changer in our industry and innovation is the most effective catalyst to scale up our impact. By aligning our sustainability and research and development organizations under Magali’s direction, I look forward to stepping up our pace and pipeline of innovation to build a net-zero future.’

Ms Anderson, said: ‘I am very proud of how quickly we are advancing on our net-zero journey. We have always taken a rigorous and science-driven approach to sustainability. It’s a natural next step for us to put innovation and sustainability under one roof to shift from incremental to exponential impact.

‘By working even more closely with colleagues across our six innovation centres worldwide, researchers across our global network, and our growing list of external partners, I am committed to move even faster on our climate action.’

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