LafargeHolcim is a worldwide leader in building materials and construction solutions. As such, the group strives to ensure that it is a responsible and ethical business in every single country in which it operates, including Tanzania. LafargeHolcim is a member of several global initiatives and alliances that are intended to develop surrounding communities and the business environment.
Sustainability is one of the core values held by the LafargeHolcim Group and is one of the initiatives that we endorse fully. This creates added value and has numerous benefits for our operations, shareholders and communities. Some of the other global alliances and initiatives are outlined below.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
The LafargeHolcim Group is a member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) community and supports the goal of GRI to empower leaders and decision-makers around the world. The GRI has set Sustainability Reporting Standards that encourage business leaders to push for sustainable business practices and unlock the economic potential that comes along with it. The information in LafargeHolcim’s annual Sustainability Reports and website is prepared in accordance with GRI standards.
United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
LafargeHolcim aims to embrace all of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) principles through our integrated approach to sustainable development. There are 10 UNGC principles and we strive to use them as the basis for advancing responsible corporate citizenship. The UNGC also enables LafargeHolcim to push its own programmes and processes in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption.
Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)
LafargeHolcim partnered with eight other multinational companies in the cement and building materials industry to launch the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) in early 2018. The GCCA is a progressive association that is dedicated to developing the industry’s contribution to construction. The association focuses on driving advancements in sustainable construction, as well as working to enhance the cement industry’s contribution to a number of global social and developmental challenges.
The FTSE4Good index was launched by the global index provider FTSE Russell. This index series is intended to measure the performance of companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a range of market participants to create responsible investment funds. FTSE Russell confirms that LafargeHolcim has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria and has met the necessary requirements.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)
LafargeHolcim was included in the 2018 DJSI European Index and was one of two Europe-based multinationals in the building materials industry to be included in this index. DJSI are the longest-running global sustainability benchmarks and are considered to be the reference point for sustainable practices.
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
LafargeHolcim reports on its carbon statistics every year – the results are graded by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). In 2018, the CDP scored LafargeHolcim with a B-grade rating in carbon emissions, which is above the industry average.
Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD)
LafargeHolcim has been a member of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) since July 2017. The TCFD is gathering voluntary, consistent and climate-related risk disclosures from companies around the world. This information is then used to inform investors, insurers and stakeholders about the performance of the participating companies.
Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC)
LafargeHolcim is a founding member of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC). The alliance is an initiative that was launched at COP21 as part of the Lima Paris Action Agenda. It aims to mobilise all stakeholders, including member states and non-state actors from the building and construction industry, to scale up climate actions in the sector.
These are some of the global initiatives and alliances in which LafargeHolcim is a member and participant. They encourage ethical, responsible and developmental business practices with real accountability. We are proud to be part of these initiatives around the world in order to advance the building materials industry and our worldwide operations.
LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.
LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in Mbeya, Southwest Tanzania.
At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.