How we aim to minimize our environmental footprint
A local resource
Water is fundamentally a local resource and its sustainable management requires an understanding of the specific context and drivers in each location. At sites located in water-scarce areas, water challenges call for action beyond our own fenceline. An assessment of LafargeHolcim sites, using the World Business Council For Sustainable Development WBCSD Global Water Tool, showed that around 17 percent of our cement sites are located in water-scarce areas.
We optimize and prevent the use of fresh water as well as reduce the risk of depletion or pollution by: measuring our operational water footprint, reducing freshwater withdrawal, assessing water risks, engaging with stakeholders on sharing water, providing more water to communities.