Code of Business Conduct

Code of Business Conduct for Suppliers

LafargeHolcim seeks to engage in long-term relationships with suppliers that are committed to sustainable development. Our goal is to partner with suppliers to deliver value-for-cot procurement for the Group and our customers, and to demonstrate responsible supply chain management.


Lafarge aims to be the undisputed leader in building materials. Lafarge's core values of respect, care and excellence have accompanied our success for over 175 years.

The undisputed leader in building materials

Lafarge Cement Malawi is committed to:

  • offering our customers the best in innovative materials and reliable products and services,
  • reinforcing our position as the world leader in building materials to our suppliers, employees, customers and shareholders.

Magnificent structures built using cement by Lafarge

Principles of Action

The Lafarge Principles of Action inspire the behavior of Lafarge employees around the world. Their basis:

  • Undisputed leadership in building materials
  • Upholding commitments to all stakeholders
  • The Lafarge Way

Respect, care and excellence

Respect, care and excellence - these core values are inseparable from the results-oriented culture that thrives at all levels of Lafarge's organization. These values - which Lafarge sees as crucial to its long-term leadership - have been formalized in the Lafarge philosophy, known as the Principles of Action.

The Lafarge Way

The Lafarge Way is built on three pillars:

  • Making our employees successful
  • Continuous performance improvement
  • A multilocal organization

Respect for customers

Present in over 70 countries, Lafarge is committed to understanding and serving the needs of its customers at a local level.

Glossary: 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).


Care for employees and communities

Lafarge is committed to being a world leader in:

  • employee health and safety,
  • protection of the environment,
  • social responsibility,
  • corporate governance.

Excellence in our work

For Lafarge, excellence is the key driver of our success. Lafarge's management philosophy, the Lafarge Way, enables our people to develop their talents in a performance-oriented culture.