Sustainable construction & cities

 

Increasing urbanization brings many social and environmental challenges. The construction sector as a whole must develop solutions to meet the needs of the world's populations in terms of decent housing and infrastructure, contributing to an improvement in the quality of life in towns and cities, while ensuring that this is not to the detriment of the natural environment.

We want to be a key player in sustainable construction: we are harnessing our innovation to contribute to Building Better Cities, developing high value-added products and solutions and devising new building systems in partnership with other stakeholders along the construction chain.

 
AMBITIONS   OBJECTIVES IN FIGURES
BRING MORE SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES TO THE MARKET  
  • Increase to €3 billion per year sales of new sustainable solutions, products and services.
 

Sustainable products are defined as those with an ecological function (e.g. Hydromedia®), which contribute to rainwater drainage, are energy-saving or contain recycled materials, or are manufactured with a differentiated low energy/CO2 content. New products are defined as those that have been on the market less than five years.

PROMOTE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS FOR CITIES  
  • Become an active member in Sustainable Building Certification organizations in 35 countries.
REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT OF BUILDINGS  
  • Contribute to 500 energy efficient construction projects using at least one of the Lafarge Efficient Building Systems.
 

Roadmap

Promote the implementation of sustainable construction solutions for cities

  • 100% of countries to have a partnership to promote stronger specifications and work with urban planners and architects towards sustainable cities.

 

Increase sustainable transport infrastructure

  • 80% of countries implementing a lobbying or advocacy plan for sustainable transportation infrastructure such as rail and tramways.