Sustainable Development

 
Mr Michel Puchercos
GMD, CEO

DELIVERING VALUE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHIN AND OUTSIDE OUR FENCE.

Our vision is to be recognized as an innovative business leader,demonstrating shared values in our operating communities alike,enabling social, economic and environmental sustainable development, to the benefit and in close partnership with all our stakeholders.

Lafarge Africa Plc. is committed to partnering with the Federal Government of Nigeria to achieve the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (UN SDGs). Currently, we contribute to 14 of the 17 Global Goals.

We are a Co-cluster lead of Cluster 8 of the Private Sector Advisory Group, as well as a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Nigeria network at Board level.

 

Our Sustainability Vision 

Lafarge Africa’s sustainability approach fully aligns with the LafargeHolcim Group's Sustainability Strategy - The 2030 Plan. Our 2030 Plan (Building for Tomorrow) revolves around four pillars – Climate, Circular Economy, Water and Nature, and People and Communities. As a result of our resolute focus on The 2030 Plan, we are able to consistently achieve growth and add value.

 
Building for Tomorrow 
 

LafargeHolcim’s 2030 Plan aligns with a large majority of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our desire as a business is to continue to contribute towards making the world a better society.

 

 

 

 

 


Lafarge Africa Plc has launched its first Sustainability Report. The report is benchmarked against the latest standard of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4, making the organisation one of a few companies in Nigeria to achieve this best practice.

The report was launched during the company’s 3rd edition of its National Literacy Competition which was attended by its different stakeholders at the MUSON Centre in Lagos.

Commenting on the launch, Lafarge Africa’s Country CEO, Mr. Michel Puchercos said the company is driven by its ambitions to set new standards and help transform the way its industry works in Nigeria. He said the report helps the organization to review, prioritize and take key decisions for improving its sustainability efforts.

According to Puchercos, “Sustainability sets us apart in how we want to do business in Nigeria. It is an integral part of our operations, being one of the six pillars of our company strategy. Our vision aligns with the LafargeHolcim Group’s Sustainability Strategy, The 2030 Plan, which sets us on the path of Building for Tomorrow”. According to Puchercos, “We envision that the construction sector of tomorrow will be innovative, climate-neutral and circular in its use of resources. It will be respectful of water and nature, and inclusive – thus enhancing the quality of life. We commit ourselves to play our part in this evolution that helps us to have the greatest impact on our stakeholders”.

Reiterating the company’s commitment to making a positive difference, Puchercos said “ Our strong roots in the Nigerian market with over 55 years of operation, gives us a very broad vision of the country and the basis to constantly anticipate needs. We will continue to research solutions in our commitments to a sustainable country and the world at large”.

Puchercos concluded that the company’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of its employees…”with an overarching emphasis on safety, proactive engagement with our communities and partners, the effective use of resources, respect for the environment and a culture of corporate governance, will ultimately help us achieve our goal and improve our sustainability performance significantly in coming years”.

Commenting on the report, Chairman, Lafarge Africa Plc, Mr. Mobolaji Balogun said, the Sustainability Report is a part of the company’s methodology of increasing its  level of transparency in sharing its sustainable development performance with its stakeholders.

According to him. “this is a voluntary disclosure, beyond listing requirements. It reiterates our commitment to promoting best practices and engaging with our internal and external stakeholders”.

 
Balogun reassured its stakeholders of its commitment to driving True Value within the business. “While we are focused on a performance and profit driven organisation, we are equally focused on ensuring that Lafarge Africa adds value to the society along the triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit”,  Balogun concluded.

 
Sustainability Report

Sustainability Report

  • 2018 Lafarge Sustainability Report (pdf, 6.52 MB)
  • 2017 Lafarge Sustainability Report (pdf, 15.81 MB)
  • 2016 Lafarge Sustainability Report Final (pdf, 17.98 MB)
 
Our Impact in Nigeria

Our Impact in Nigeria

The Cement business of Lafarge Africa Plc's operations has six plants in Nigeria and South Africa. The Company has a wide range of cement solutions designed to meet all building and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction projects.

 
Lafargeholcim Foundation

The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction (formerly known as the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction) was created in 2003 to raise awareness of the important role that architecture, engineering, urban planning and construction have in achieving a more sustainable future. Find out more on our Foundation’s missions, scope and initiatives.