Sustainability at LafargeHolcim


Climate change, population growth, business ethics, sustainable urban development and resource scarcity: today’s and tomorrow’s challenges require pan-international actions. Our sustainability approach capitalizes on LafargeHolcim’s worldwide presence to provide solutions towards meeting these social, environmental and stakeholder challenges, with one clear goal: to create shared value with society.

LafargeHolcim’s objective is to create shared value within society, which is focused through four key fields of action: protecting the climate throughout the entire construction chain, developing innovative products and solutions for building energy efficiency, promoting a business model that preserves and optimizes natural resources and furthers the development of communities.

Create shared value with society

  • Leadership in specific CO2 emissions among major international companies.


  • Generate, monitor and report greenhouse gas (GHG) savings through the value chain from sustainable portfolio.


  • Proactively engage with stakeholders at all levels.


  • Apply environmental and social performance and transparency standards, internally and through our supply chain.


  • Work with other leaders in the construction value chain to develop new solutions.


  • Develop culture of workplace inclusiveness and employee development programs.


  • Human rights, improving lives, community development.


  • Low CO2 cements.


  • Recycled aggregates including demolition waste.


  • Sustainable concrete solutions (e.g. pervious concrete, insulating concrete systems & solutions, low CO2 concrete, concrete with high recycled content).


  • Enhance quality of life through inclusive business models.


  • Provide “Geocycle” service and increase the use of biomass.


  • Implement active water basin and  water use management and deliver water to communities in water-scarce areas.


  • Implement a consistent and robust rehabilitation and biodiversity management at all extraction sites.