Our Sustainability Ambitions 2012 program came to term at the end of the year. Almost all the objectives were achieved and contributed to the integration of sustainability into our business processes and strategic orientations. We have built on this program to develop our Sustainability Ambitions 2020, an even more ambitious plan to make a net positive contribution to society. Their implementation will be localized in 2013 and the reporting will start as soon as 2014.
2012 Sustainability report
The Sustainability report allows the Group to provide its stakeholders with an accurate and measurable outlook of its commitments. A transparency-oriented reporting approach which underlies Lafarge's sustainability ambitions since 2001.
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In 2007 the Group carried out a revision of standards for sustainable development data to take into account the requirements of GRI G3. These were rolled out in 2008. In 2012, the Lafarge Sustainability reporting has received an A+ grading for the 5th consecutive year - evidence of the quality and performance of the Group in this area.
FAQ 1 : Public positions and policies
FAQ 2 : Values and governance
FAQ 3 : External commitments
FAQ 1 : People development and social dialogue
In order to achieve its performance and business goals, Lafarge works to have the right capacities through competency, diversity and social dialogue. Discover the Group’s actions.
FAQ 2 : Health & Safety
From a health and safety perspective, Lafarge has a very clear goal: reach zero incidents and rank among the safest companies in the world. See the actions in the field to fulfil this objective...
FAQ 3 : Communities
By their nature, the Group's sites have a long-term presence. Therefore, Lafarge is committed to promote a constructive collaboration between the plants and local communities. Find out more about the projects carried out by the Group...
FAQ 4 : Sustainable construction
Lafarge believes that the performance of a building begins from its design stage. In order to offer solutions upstream in the value chain, the Group focuses on innovation and documented a set of 30 concrete-based Efficient Building™ Systems. Find out more about the Group's commitments and progress in sustainable construction...
FAQ 5 : Climate change
After having reached its initial carbon emissions reduction objectives, Lafarge has committed to reduce carbon emission per ton of cement by 33% compared to 1990 levels.
FAQ 6 : Industrial ecology and recycling
Natural resources are limited. Therefore, Lafarge's strategy is to increase the use of recycled fuels and materials, in line with the Group's greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. Find out more...
FAQ 7 : Managing emissions
As part of its agreement with WWF, Lafarge has implemented a programme designed to measure emissions from operating kilns. The Group also started action plans to reduce its emissions and improve air quality. Learn more...
FAQ 8 : Biodiversity at Group sites
With a global geographic scope, a long term business and local impacts, Lafarge aims at having a positive contribution to biodiversity. The Group operates most of its quarries, making it possible to act at every stage in the sites' life cycles. Find out more...
FAQ 9 : Water footprint
Globally, water is a constrained resource with many competing uses. Lafarge is making progress towards mapping sites located in areas of water scarcity and measuring their water footprint. See some examples...