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Our priorities

Lafarge has set ambitious sustainable development objectives. The Group has committed itself to new objectives with clear deadlines and targets so all stakeholders can monitor developments in its performance.

With the Sustainability Ambitions 2012 plan, Lafarge is putting people and the environment at the heart of its concerns

Safety is a top priority for Lafarge Malawi as it is for Lafarge worldwide. A stringent safety policy is in place to promote a culture of safety and establish Lafarge as one of the world's leading companies in this domain. Lafarge Malawi has outlined a number of sustainable development priorities that are in line with the Lafarge Group's Sustainability Ambitions 2012.

 

Health and safety

Lafarge is the safest company in its sector, but its aim is to be among the safest companies in any sector, through continuous improvement and personal engagement of everybody. Examples of how this is being achieved include:

  • setting and exceeding challenging targets to reduce incidents;
  • rigorously implementing world-class standards for the main risks;
  • engaging all employees through visible leadership at all levels;
  • campaigning relentlessly to support changes in attitude and behavior;
  • recognizing and rewarding the best performers from business units to individuals.

 

Lafarge has come a long way on its journey but recognizes it has further to go to achieve zero incidents and occupational illnesses. That's why Health & Safety is the Group's number one priority.  

Safety is a top priority for Lafarge Malawi as it is for Lafarge worldwide. A stringent safety policy is in place to promote a culture of safety and establish Lafarge as one of the world's leading companies in this domain.

 

 

 

 

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).

 

Fighting climate change

We have fulfilled our objective of a 20% reduction in net CO2 emissions per ton of cement produced worldwide, one year ahead of schedule. This target is part of our Sustainability Ambitions 2012 program and a key objective in our partnership with WWF.


Our 2nd key climate change objective (to reduce by 10% our absolute level of CO2 emissions in industrialized countries over 1990 levels) was achieved at the end of 2008, 2 years ahead of schedule, thanks to our industrial performance but in the context of the economic downturn, which has significantly impacted our production volumes. In 2009, we began the process of building on these achievements through the detailed planning of new Sustainability Ambitions relating to climate change.

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Sustainable construction

The Group’s partnerships

The challenges of sustainable construction concern all players in the building sector. Lafarge works closely with industrial associations, energy suppliers and architects to identify building methods which are cleaner and more environmentally friendly.

LafargeHolcim. Cement, aggregates, Concrete.