Concrete and cement are a fundamental part of society. They are in everything we build. We recognize the importance of making this crucial material as safe and green as possible, which is why our company has joined the Net-Zero Pledge with science-based targets. Our organization looks at every possible way to decrease our carbon footprint and improve the world we live in. Whether it’s advancing carbon capture technology at our plants, or harnessing renewable energy and alternative fuels, we are committed to protecting our employees, our communities and the environment.
Circular Economy & Zero-Waste Future
Lafarge is fully committed to leading the transition of the built environment—the structures, features, and facilities in which people live and work— to become focused on emitting less carbon and using more recyclable and recycled materials. In our 2050 vision, construction will be decarbonized and become fully circular, meaning Lafarge plants will maximize the lifecycle of materials, such as the reuse of scrap tires, which reduces our dependency on fossil fuels. Over the next few years, our company anticipates using alternative fuels to replace 40 to 50 percent of fossil fuels that are currently used in our cement kilns across the United States. While this is an ambitious goal, we strive to minimize our footprint and mitigate the impact of developing the world around us.