Vision & values


Lafarge aims to be the undisputed leader in building materials. Lafarge's core values of respect, care and excellence have accompanied our success for over 175 years.

The undisputed leader in building materials


Lafarge is committed to:

  • Offering our customers the best in innovative materials and reliable products and services,
  • Reinforcing our position as the world leader for our suppliers, employees, customers and shareholders.


Upholding commitments to all stakeholders:

  • Generating value for our clients.
  • Delivering the value creation that our shareholders expect.
  • Giving our employees every opportunity to contribute and develope their talents.
  • Contributing to building a better world for our communities.

Lafarge Concrete - UAE

Principles of Action

The Lafarge Principles of Action inspire the behavior of Lafarge employees around the world. Their basis:

  • Undisputed leadership in building materials
  • Upholding commitments to all stakeholders
  • The Lafarge Way

Respect, Care and Excellence

Respect, Care and Excellence - these core values are inseparable from the results-oriented culture that thrives at all levels of Lafarge's organization. These values - which Lafarge sees as crucial to its long-term leadership - have been formalized in the Lafarge philosophy, known as the Principles of Action.

Lafarge Emirates Cement office - Dubai

The Lafarge Way

The Lafarge Way is built on three pillars:

  • Making our employees successful
  • Continuous performance improvement
  • A multilocal organization

Multi-local Organization

Combining local and global goals

Lafarge's multi-local organization allows it to combine global reactivity and local know-how. This approach supports the sharing of resources, skills and experience, and the promotion of global initiatives.

Present in over 70 countries, Lafarge is committed to understanding and serving the needs of its customers at a local level.

Concrete team on a job site - Dubai

Glossary: Sustainable development

The World Commission on Environment and Development defines sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".


Sustainable development aims to reconcile 3 major stakes:

  • economic performance,
  • the social consequences of a company's actions (with respect to employees, suppliers, customers and the local community),
  • environmental aspects (achieving a balance between a company's activities and the preservation of ecosystems).


Care for employees and communities

Lafarge is committed to being a world leader in:

  • employee health and safety,
  • protection of the environment,
  • social responsibility,
  • corporate governance.

Excellence in our work

For Lafarge, excellence is the key driver of our success. Lafarge's management philosophy, the Lafarge Way, enables our people to develop their talents in a performance-oriented culture.