Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. Our Group responds to the world’s demand for housing and infrastructure. We are driven by the needs of its customers, shareholders, local communities and architects. Our Group creates high value-added solutions which encourage creativity whilst leaving a lighter trace on the world.
Lafarge was ranked 6th in the “Carbon Disclosure Project” and entered the global “Dow Jones Sustainability Index” in 2010 in recognition of its sustainable development actions. With the world’s leading building materials research facility, we place innovation at the heart of our priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.
Our Group strategic priorities are to accelerate innovation and to pursue development in emerging countries in all our businesses. Business Units are being established and expanded in Africa and the Middle East for which we are looking for high caliber talented candidates in our various fields: Health & Safety, Procurement, Finance, Maintenance, Production, Dispatch & Logistics, Quarry Management, Quality Assurance & Environment, IT, & HR.
Our Group enjoys solid positions in emerging markets established by a combination of acquisitions and organic growth. Nearly 65% of Lafarge employees work in emerging countries and the Group’s activities in these countries represent around 51.6% of its turnover and 78% of its operating profit.
Lafarge acquired its global leadership position by conducting its business according to the fundamental values which have marked its operating principles for over 30 years: integrity, responsibility, ethics, safety and courage. These principles guide the Group’s actions and transform environmental and societal challenges into key performance levers.
A partner of engineers, contractors, construction companies and architects, the Group draws on its significant capacity for innovation to create new materials with completely new mechanical, functional, and aesthetic performances and contributes to research into the construction of the future. By actively encouraging the emergence of construction methods which respect the planet and carrying out its activities in a way which is respectful of the environment and of people and cultures, Lafarge ensures its business adopts a responsible approach to promote a responsible world.