Sustainable Development


The Group is convinced that sustained economic growth cannot occur without social progress, environmental protection and respect for local communities.

Discover the Group's values, its sustainable development priorities and its daily operations in the field.


Safety our first priority

Our People Health and Safety

Lafarge is the safest company in its sector. Since 2002, the Group has achieved a significant reduction in both the frequency and the gravity of work-related accidents. These improvements are due in part to the Group's Health and Safety management system, which defines the minimum safety levels required for all Lafarge sites.


Sustainable Development

Sustainable development, social progress, environmental protection: these concerns have been at the heart of Lafarge's strategy for over 170 years. Opening the way to sustainable development.Only by taking account economic, social and environmental challenges can the long-term success of Lafarge's operations be guaranteed.




Since 1833, the Group's strategy has been built on 2 pillars:

  • Sustainable industrial development over the long term.
  • Humanist principles: the values of respect, care and rigo.

Reducing CO2 emissions

In 2001, Lafarge made a commitment to reduce its global emissions of CO2 by 20% over the period 1990 to 2010. And at the same time, the Group is developing solutions to conserve energy resources.


Partnership with the WWF
Lafarge is aware of the challenge which climate change presents for the entire planet. In 2001, the Group committed itself to ambitious objectives in the framework of a pioneering partnership with the WWF. Lafarge has fulfilled in advance its objectives to reduce:

  • Absolute gross emissions* by 10% in industrialized countries,
  • Net emissions* by 20% per ton of cement produced worldwide.

In 2009, the Group began the process of building on these achievements through the detailed planning of new Sustainability Ambitions relating to climate change.