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What is the price for profits?

Tom Fox | March 14, 2018

LaFargeHolcim, a global construction materials and solutions company, made front-page headlines this past week, when both the Financial Times and the New York Times ran stories about the company's operations in Syria and how it funded terrorists groups, like ISIS, to keep a cement plant operating.

Now, French authorities are investigating two former company CEOs who authorized and had knowledge of the payments. The cement plant was in Jalabiya, Syria. LaFargeHolcim acquired the company in 2007, and by 2011 the unrest that had been unleashed in the country was threatening the facility.

LaFargeHolcim, however, chose not to close it down or even evacuate it, believing that if it stayed open and operating, it would be well placed to sell cement...

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