Because of its geographic scope, its long term business and local impacts, Lafarge South Afica continues its strong commitment to biodiversity and rehabilitation of its quarries. The objective is to preserve the animal and plant ressources present in these natural environments.
A biodiversity management system
Lafarge has established a comprehensive biodiversity management system in partnership with the WWF:
The objective is to work with local experts and environmental associations to establish biodiversity programmes for all sites located in a sensitive area or presenting real potential for wildlife.
In partnership with the WWF Lafarge has also developed a biodiversity index to monitor and track ecological changes at the Group's quarries and sites.
Arbour Day in the world of Aggregates
Arbour Day on 1 September aims to focus everyone's thoughts on the need to actively play a part in greening our country for the benefit of future generations. 2010 was specially significant in being the
At Lafarge, sustainability and active concern for the environment is an integral part of our normal day's work. The Group has more than 150 years of experience in quarry rehabilitation and, in partnership
Contributing to a better world: Knysna Christian School planted a tree at Knysna quarry
Biodiversity refers to the diversity of living organisms and species in land, marine and aquatic ecosystems.
The World Commission on Environment and Development defines sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".
Sustainable development aims to reconcile 3 major stakes:
The advisory panel on biodiversity
This panel was created in 2006 to advise Lafarge on its biodiversity strategy. The group has 8 members (6 independent and 2 from Lafarge) and meets twice a year to present its opinions and recommendations.