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.