Diversity & Skills

 

AMBITIONS 2020

We are convinced that strong investment in skills development, diversity in our teams and a constructive social dialogue are key to deliver on our strategic objectives.

This is why we encourage the hiring of women and men from a variety of geographical and cultural backgrounds, with diverse career paths.

We also strive to offer motivating career paths to our employees and give them the opportunity to change jobs, countries or functions throughout their careers.

 
Ana and daughter, diversity

I am very proud to lead an important project like Diversity & Inclusion and to be part of this transformation in our company. Six years ago only 28 women were holding leadership positions at Lafarge Brazil; today they are 99, which represent 20.75% of our total workforce.

Ana, HR Manager, Lafarge Brazil
 

In 2014, 82% of the sales force was trained in the new methods. Our target is 100% by the end of 2015. To ensure sustainability in the long term, we are now supporting countries to keep improving. We want skills to sit and expand within countries.

Steve, Group Sales Effectiveness Program Director
 
AMBITIONS   OBJECTIVES IN FIGURES
ENHANCE ACCESS FOR WOMAN TO SENIOR MANAGEMENT  
  • Have 35% of senior management positions held by women.
ENHANCE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION  
  • 75% of countries rated at a level A or B according to Lafarge diversity maturity categorization criteria which includes gender, nationalities, professional profiles, physical disability, and sexual orientation.
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT  
  • 75% of employees will have completed the professional certification program for their position.
  • 75% of our key positions will be covered by certification programs.
BE AN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE  
  • Lafarge recognized as “Employer of Choice” in at least 20 countries either by external organizations (awards, institutions specialiing in evaluating human resources policies) or by placing in the top 20% when benchmarking internal engagement survey results against the average of local surveys.
 

Roadmap 

Be an employer of choice

  • Regularly conduct surveys of employees to understand progress made on inclusiveness, development, working conditions and other topical issues.