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Combining Health and Support for Communities: The Move&Care Challenge

Since its inception in 2019, the Move&Care Challenge has evolved into an annual tradition at Lhoist, serving a dual purpose: enhancing the physical well-being of our employees and making a meaningful contribution to society.

Through the use of the AtlasGo app, our employees are encouraged to participate in physical activities to collect hearts, which are subsequently converted into donations for selected charities. The inaugural edition of Move&Care was conducted in partnership with the "ToWalkAgain" foundation, with the participation of Marc Herremans to kick off the event and honor our top-performing teams.

In this inaugural event, our dedicated employees raised over €28,000 for "ToWalkAgain," supporting the foundation's mission to provide rehabilitation facilities and activities for disabled individuals. Since then, the challenge has become an annual tradition within our organization, offering our employees a platform to showcase their commitment, champion worthy causes, and create memorable moments together while prioritizing their health."

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The 2022 Edition: Going Above and Beyond

In the spring of 2022, our dedicated employees once again poured their hearts into shaping a brighter future by amassing an impressive 1.5 million hearts through the Move&Care challenge. Approximately 700 employees united in walking, running, or biking toward this collective achievement.

This year, we broadened the horizons of well-being by incorporating activities that promote mental health, such as reading, meditation, and quality time with family.

It provided us with an opportunity to create memorable moments together, compete for the best selfie, and, most importantly, raise over €40,000 for distribution among 15 charities worldwide.

At Lhoist, 'caring' is not just a word; it's a core value deeply ingrained in our culture. Once again, through Move & Care, we have demonstrated our unwavering commitment to our communities.

Move & Care 2023

The 2023 Edition: Making Waves of Impact

Once again this year, our Move & Care initiative demonstrates the remarkable impact of unity and shared purpose. Over 1,500 of our employees participated in this journey, resulting in a notable collective achievement—5.5 million hearts gathered, symbolizing our commitment to making a positive difference in the communities around our operations.

It was about people coming together, with over 93,900 activities performed with their colleagues, families, friends, children, and pets.

This year, in keeping with our commitment to communities, the Lhoist Group, through the Lhoist Solidarity Fund, will donate €86,500 to support 15 local charities across our global operations. These contributions reflect our dedication to leaving a positive impact in the regions where we operate.

Date of publication 13.10.23