Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
At LafargeHolcim, we know that we can play an important role in leading in sustainability and setting new standards. We want to change the way our industry works and encourage the construction sector to play its part in addressing some of our planet’s biggest issues. Our responsibility and sustainability approach uses LafargeHolcim’s presence and resources in the US to provide solutions toward meeting these social, environmental and stakeholder challenges, with one clear goal: to create shared value with society.
Sustainable construction is a growing concern for all stakeholders, from state governments with major highway projects to parking lots for grocery chains. We look at the concept of sustainability in three ways: lifecycle, reduction and innovation. Lifecycle is about products that last longer and are resilient and durable. Reduction refers to our efforts decreasing our footprint and our impact on the environment. We take an innovative approach that bring the two – lifecycle and reduction – together.
We are committed to preserving the needs of future generations by maximizing our energy efficiency and conserving non-renewable resources. We take our leadership as an environmental steward very seriously. It’s important to look at sustainability over the lifecycle to minimize our impact over the long haul. We have the flexibility to safely use alternative fuels and raw materials, such as scrap tires. That means we help keep those materials out of landfills, consume fewer natural raw materials and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
Download information about the LafargeHolcim environmental policy:
Lafarge North America Environmental Policy.pdf
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LafargeHolcim is a member of key industry organizations in the US that are helping to advance the building materials industry.
Learn more about how LafargeHolcim is globally addressing our planet’s biggest issues.
Our presence spans across the entire United States. Read how we’re involved and partner with communities who play a vital role in what we do.
Find out more about how the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction is raising awareness of the important role that architecture, engineering, urban planning, and construction have in achieving a more sustainable future.