A role as leader within national and international organizations
Given the global nature of climate change, we cannot act alone. A collective response is vital. That is why Lafarge participates actively in mobilizing the whole of its sector and industry in general. We are a driving force in a large number of trade and employer organizations at a national, European and international level (see box).
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The purpose of these organizations is to work with politicians to construct a legal framework which does not create unfair competition and allows companies to develop innovative programs to combat climate change.
Vincent Mages, Climate Change Initiatives VP, adds: "We promote four key requirements to effectively combat climate change: collaboration, as our message will carry more weight if we act together; measurement of emissions, to assess our progress and be credible; policy stability, to allow companies to establish long-term innovation programs; and finally profitability, since no innovation can be implemented without the prospect of a financial return!"