Our 2020 fiscal year was overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a number of severe effects for the construction and automotive sectors. Despite this difficult environment, we were nonetheless able to achieve record results.

Sales in local currencies increased by 3.4% to CHF 7,877.5 million. Due to negative currency effects, this equates to a slight decline in sales in Swiss francs of –2.9% compared to the prior year. Operating profit (EBIT) recorded an over-proportional rise of 7.1% to CHF 1,130.5 million – which represents a new record result. In keeping with this development, new records were also set for net profit at CHF 825.1 million (year-onyear rise of 8.8%), and for operating free cash flow at CHF 1,259.4 million (year-onyear rise of 22.7%).

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Highlights 2020

Net sales in local currencies

Net profit
Operating free cash flow

New patents
Waste per ton sold
Energy consumption per ton sold
CO2 emissions per ton sold
Hours of training per employee