Sustainable Development
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Vision

Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in our principles and drives our business operations.

Lafarge Group’s action worldwide

Lafarge is a supplier of essential construction products, services and solutions required to build more livable, sustainable cities.

 

The Group's goal is to help every human being, regardless of income, culture or geography, to obtain better quality housing at a cost the individual can afford. The Sustainability Ambitions 2020 will help Lafarge to make a net positive contribution to society.

 

This is not about philanthropy: it's about defining the Group's role towards society while at the same time creating value for shareholders, customers, employees and communities.

 

Lafarge operations aim to optimize the use of natural resources and protect the environment. The Group wants to be among the leading companies in terms of health and safety, to promote diversity and human rights, to implement strict rules for governance, and to engage in comprehensive and transparent dialogue with its stakeholders.

 

Sustainability Ambitions 2020 is Lafarge's commitment to future generations.    

Milaki plant quarry

Milaki plant quarry

Heracles Sustainability Ambitions

All countries where Lafarge has presence need to take up on their own sustainability commitment and the implementation of the Sustainability Ambitions 2020 objectives.

 

Heracles is developing its Sustainability Ambitions 2020 (the previous action plan Sustainability Ambitions 2012 concluded) - in convergence with the international objectives of Lafarge Group - aiming to make a net positive contribution to the society and the environment.

 

Our Sustainability Ambitions 2020 are organized around three major pillars: Building communities, Building sustainably and Building the circular economy. These targets reflect our integrated approach to sustainability issues throughout our value chain - minimizing our footprint upstream and providing our market with innovative solutions downstream, to contribute to more sustainable, livable towns and cities.  

Nursery at Almiros quarry, Volos

Nursery at Almiros quarry, Volos

Protecting Environment

As part of its commitment to sustainable development, Heracles, as a member of Lafarge Group, for years has incorporated environmental issues in its strategy and culture.

 

The new Group Environment Policy reflects our commitment to sustainable development and our approach to meeting new challenges in environmental protection. Our level of ambition has been set to meet the increasingly high expectations of our stakeholders.

 

Lafarge is a pioneer and a sector leader in sustainable development, including reducing CO2 emissions, biodiversity and water management. Respect for the environment and corporate responsibility are core values for Lafarge, as we have reaffirmed with our Sustainability Ambitions 2020.

 

According with the policy, every Lafarge operation must comply with all applicable laws and regulations and conduct its businesses consistent with sustainable development principles. This is to be achieved through a process of continuous improvement in environmental performance through the use of effective environmental management systems.

 

We can take pride in this collective commitment to minimize our environmental footprint while maximizing value creation for all our stakeholders. In doing so, we are demonstrating the contribution we can make to society, to future generations and, in particular contributing to building better cities.    

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Reporting on Sustainability Actions


The 2014 Heracles Sustainability Report constitutes the seventh consecutive annual publication and presents our performance and progress made in 2014. The report covers all necessary disclosures requirements for comprehensive in accordance to GRI G4.  

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