Community Development and Outreach

 

AMBITIONS 2020

Our commitment to the communities is supported by a methodology focusing on awareness, dialogue and collaboration designed to create shared value for local stakeholders and for the operations. We have set ambitious targets to promote local socio-economic development, including volunteering and job creation.

We consider job creation as one of the core elements of our contribution to local economic development. We also support, conduct, or sponsor many adult training programs ranging from basic competences to specific trade skills.

Through volunteering, we provide our employees with an opportunity to make a positive contribution in the communities around our sites. They can contribute to locally selected projects in the realm of biodiversity, water conservation, skills training, affordable housing, health and job creation.

 
China, Chengzhi, volunteering

As a Volunteering Program coordinator in my area, I try to create a festive atmosphere, encouraging people who were sometimes too shy to get on board. The program was a great success. In total, 2,300 employees mobilized to give back to their communities and registered 13,000 volunteering hours!

Chengzhi, Legal Counsel and Volunteer Program Coordinator, Lafarge China
 
AMBITIONS   OBJECTIVES IN FIGURES
SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN AREAS OF LAFARGE EXPERTISE THROUGH VOLUNTEER WORK  
  • Contribute 1 million volunteer hours per year to locally selected projects in the realm of job creation, biodiversity, water conservation, skills training, affordable housing or health.
BE A DRIVER OF LOCAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  
  • Having 75% of Lafarge Operations implementing a plan with targets for local job creation, and 75% having measured their economic footprint (direct & indirect) with Lafarge in-house comprehensive socioeconomic impact assessment tool.
MODEL FOR LAFARGE SUSTAINABILITY  
  • 75% of Lafarge Countries in “CSR Excellence Club”, fulfilling Lafarge’s CSR objectives.
 

​Excellence Club Membership requires fulfillment of implementation of local job creation plan, completion of Lafarge socio-economic footprint tool, and implementing a program for basic community needs.

ENHANCE STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS  
  • 100% of Countries implementing stakeholder relationship plan.
 

Roadmap

Help address human needs (health, education, energy, water, economic development, training…)

  • 100% of countries implementing and measuring programs improving community basic needs.