The Lafarge Group organized today the return of roughly thirty of its Cairo-based expatriates and their families, involving approximately a hundred people in all. This decision was taken as a measure of prudence and in the interest of the families. It takes into account the international nature of certain activities based in Cairo.
The decision is temporary. It concerns less than half of Lafarge's expatriates in Cairo, and a very small proportion of Lafarge's management in Egypt.
It will have no impact on Lafarge's operations in the country.
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Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 78,000 employees in 78 countries, Lafarge posted sales of Euros 15.9 billion in 2009.
In 2010 and for the sixth year in a row, Lafarge was listed in the ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World'. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.