Lafarge exceeds its target to reduce global CO2 emissions


Euronext Paris: LG


Lafarge has made a significant breakthrough in reducing its carbon footprint by exceeding its CO2 emissions reduction target one year in advance.
Lafarge is following a voluntary approach on a global scale. For ten years, the Group has been publicly committed to reducing its global net emissions per tonne of cement by 20 between 1990 and 2010, within the framework of a partnership with WWF International.

At the end of 2009, the Group had reduced its emissions by 20.7 *, thanks to the mobilization of operating units in three areas:

* The improvement of energy efficiency through mastered production processes
* The substitution of fossil fuels by alternative energy sources, such as biomass or industrial waste
* The development of new ranges of products meeting market requirements, using additives and recovering by-products from other industries.