CO2 Emmission reduction
Cement manufacturing consumes large quantities of non renewable raw materials (minerals and fossil fuels). It is also an important source of CO2 emissions. In response to this environmental challenge, Lafarge has been committed to industrial ecology since the mid- 70's by rethinking industrial processes to transform some industries waste products into other industries resources.
Lafarge is aware of challenge which climate change presents for the entire planet. Since 2001, the Group committed itself to ambitious objectives in the framework of a pioneering partnership with WWF.
Lafarge has fulfilled and surpassed in advance its 2010 objectives, because of the context of the economic downturn, which has significantly impacted production volumes:
(* Gross/net emissions: net emissions equal gross emissions minus emissions related to the burning of waste.)
Going beyond plants