Energy consumption and resource management

 

We reduce our consumption of non-renewable resources by using processed industrial, municipal and agricultural waste as alternatives fuels in cement plants and re-using construction and demolition waste to develop our recycled aggregates and concrete offer.

Substituting fossil fuels with industrial or municipal waste and biomass to power our cement plants allows us to:

  • reduce our environmental impact,
  • generate local economic activity,
  • and contribute to plant competitiveness at a time of fast-rising energy costs.


In order to meet our ambitious objectives in terms of fossil fuel substitution, we are increasing our direct sourcing of alternative fuel, in particular municipal and agricultural waste, where we can develop shared value projects that benefit our operations, the environment and the wider community.

 
Uganda, Simon, Alternative Fuels

In 2011, we started a 5-year “coffee project” to distribute 16.7 M seedlings for free to over 50,000 farmers. The increased coffee production will not only provide us with clean renewable energy, but also contribute to improving living standards of the local population.

Simon, Industrial Ecology Managing Director, Lafarge Uganda
 
AMBITIONS   OBJECTIVES IN FIGURES
INCREASE RESOURCE EFFICIENCY THROUGH RECYCLING  
  • 20% of our concrete containing reused or recycled materials.
  • 15 million tons/year of the aggregates sold will be manufactured from recycled/reused materials.
INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY: DEVELOP INTEGRATED WASTE REUSE SOLUTIONS  
  • Use 50% of non-fossil fuels in our cement plants by 2020* (with biomass comprising 30% of these alternative fuels).


    * on an equity consolidated basis

 

Roadmap

Develop renewable energy and energy efficiency in buildings

  • Develop roadmap to increase renewable energy.
  • 100% of Lafarge’s offices with more than 150 people having an energy efficiency audit and implement EEB practices.
     

Develop integrated waste and industrial ecology solution

  • Develop roadmap to increase biomass to 30% of non fossil fuels.