Sustainability Ambitions 2020
Description/achievement of initiative

By 2020, the following objectives among others must be met:
- Contribute 1 million volunteer hours /year
- Having 75% of our Country Operations implementing a plan for local job creation
- Increase sales of new sustainable solutions, products and services to 3 billion / year
- Enable 2 million people access to affordable and sustainable housing
- Have 25% of our concrete made using some reused or recycled materials
- Use 50% of non fossil fuel in our cement plants by 2020
- Reduce by 33% our CO2 emissions per ton of cement compared to 1990 levels

Implementation methodologies

In order for Lafarge to reach its 2020 Ambitions, specific processes must be in place and interim milestones must be met. With this in mind, we have formulated our road map objectives. We plan to report annually on our web site against these objectives. Some of these objectives are on-going, some will disappear as they are met between now and 2020, and new objectives may be added. It is through this process that we can continually challenge ourselves, keep our objectives relevant to the ever changing environment, and assure progress towards our long-term goals. To achieve these ambitions, we need to reinforce our governance. Corporate governance is above all monitored through an Ethical Committee, whose task is to ensure that our Code of Business Conduct is applied throughout the world. It lies at the heart of our approach to sustainability and is grounded in our values of courage, integrity and respect and transparency.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Progress reports
reduce by 33% our CO2 emissions per ton of cement compared to 1990 levels
have 20% of our concrete containing reused or recycled materials
reach 0 fatalities and virtually eliminate lost-time incidents for our employees and contractors
enable 2 million people to have access to affordable and sustainable housing
Staff / Technical expertise
R&D Team, Sustainable Development Team, Technical Managers in Business Units

Basic information
Time-frame: - 2020
Contact information
Kareen RISPAL, Senior Vice-President Sustainable Development and Public Affairs, kareen.rispal@lafarge.com
United Nations