‘Sustainability is key to Lafarge Africa’

13 April 2015

Becoming a ‘sustainability enterprise’ – an entity that consciously pursues culture sustainability – involves transforming the entire value chain from the supply of materials

to product design, operations, sales and marketing, and end-of-life management.

Lafarge Africa Plc has been living this culture for over 50 years in Nigeria. As a world leader in building materials, Lafarge both in Nigeria and globally has won accolades in recognition of its many sustainability initiatives – from corporate governance to environmental sustainability, human resource best practice and corporate social responsibility; and continues to lead the charge.

Group MD/CEO of Lafarge Africa Plc, Guillaume Roux, said “sustainability is very key to Lafarge Africa. As a brand that is passionate about the environment and its preservation for future generations, Lafarge has led the pack in awards globally recognising this culture.

Lafarge has a robust and realistic sustainability plan known as “Sustainability Ambitions 2020 – a roadmap that signifies its desire to put people and the environment at the heart of its concerns.

Lafarge was the first player in the cement industry that pledged to reduce its carbon emission. Its target of a 20% reduction per ton of cement between 1990 and 2010 was achieved in 2009.

In 2011, 13% of energy used globally by Lafarge was provided by non-fossil resources. The aim is for non-fossil fuels to cover half its energy needs by 2020.

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