Biodiversity

 

AMBITIONS 2020

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Biodiversity is essential for everyone as it provides food, fuel, fiber and medicine, while also helping to stabilize the climate, provide clean water, create and stabilize soils, pollinate crops and buffer the effects of extreme weather events.

We operate more than 680 quarries worldwide. We manage biodiversity at our sites and engage with experts and local stakeholders to protect natural capital and secure our license to operate. In 2014 we launched our strategy to achieve a Net Positive Impact.

We actively rehabilitate our quarries to restore and create new habitats. We aspire to have a Net Positive Impact on biodiversity, reducing biodiversity risks and developing opportunities to enhance local biodiversity.

 
AMBITIONS   OBJECTIVES IN FIGURES
ENHANCE BIODIVERSITY AND RAW MATERIAL CONSERVATION  

 

  • 100% of quarries will implement rehabilitation plans in line with Lafarge standards by 2015.
  • 100% of quarries and cement plants will implement Biodiversity Management Plans in line with Lafarge standards by 2020, and by 2015 for local sensitive biodiversity regions.