# Economy

### Reducing Costs

Learn how Lafarge works to have a positive economic impact in its locations through support for local economic development, full redeployment plans and training programs.

Lafarge:

• uses production processes which limit energy and water consumption,
• reduces its use of nonrenewable, raw materials,
• uses alternative fuels to replace fossil fuels.

These environmental improvements also translate into economic gains for the Group. Using industrial waste as fuel and raw materials helps reduce dependence on fossil fuels and, in some cases, significantly reduces costs.