Trust and fairnessManagement and employees at Lehigh Hanson and HeidelbergCement share one common goal: to add long term value to the company by working together as partners and promoting corporate citizenship. This cooperation is characterized by integrity, treating each other with mutual respect and trust, and showing openness and fairness in all we do. Outperformance through rigorous benchmarkingOur goal is to set the benchmark for operational performance based on cost leadership. Our priorities are comprehensive efficiency, strong customer orientation, sustainable profitability and profit-oriented growth. A performance and result-oriented culture is vital to us. Greatest possible benefit for the customerIn a challenging market environment, we must continually ensure confidence in our products and services for every customer and every project, every day. Taking responsibilitySustainability is part of our corporate strategy. We are committed to creating and maintaining safe and healthy workplaces for our employees, and strive for continuous improvement in regards to environmental responsibility. Sustainability also includes taking social responsibility at our production facilities and office locations. Competence as a success factorSuccessful business activities require a high level of professional, social and management competence. Efficiency and fast implementation are decisive factors that will lead to success. Lead by exampleMutual trust is a prerequisite for dedication and success. Our managers serve as role models through their leadership and management skills as well as their personal behavior. Creating transparencySuccessful, active and trusted working partnerships are based on timely and comprehensive communication and information. Inspiring yourself and othersOur company can only be successful and competitive in the long term if all employees are dedicated to their jobs and the company goals. Everyone’s commitment and the willingness to take responsibility are of central importance. Development and performance through feedbackOur success depends on our employees’ competence, performance and achievements. Our managers regularly assess job performance and provide feedback accordingly. Challenge and supportWe rely on dedicated, qualified employees and an excellent management team. People grow with their tasks. Personnel development not only means supporting, but also challenging our employees.