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Environment

The rehabilitation of quarries after extraction, the definition and monitoring of environmental performance indicators, the protection of fauna and flora, the restoration of protected zones... Lafarge makes great efforts to limit or erase all traces of its operations. Discover real examples of the Lafarge approach in the 4 corners of the world.


Rehabilitating quarries

The quarry rehabilitation policy was been developed in partnership with WWF since 2001.

It is designed to limit the traces of extraction and bring life back to the area. For example, a quarry could be transformed into a nature reserve or a leisure zone.

 

At the end of 2010, 94% of the Group's active quarries were screened according to criteria validated by WWF, and 84.5% of them had a rehabilitation plan. There results show a significant improvement and are in live with the 2012 Sustainability Ambitions program which aims to establish a rehabilitation plan for 85% quarries by 2010. It should be pointed out that a rate of 100% is not feasible on a permanent basis because of the ongoing acquisition of new quarries and the complexity of the process.

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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.