Page 6: Conclusion
To generate the cement and concrete that the building industry needs, it is necessary to extract raw materials from the earth. In order to minimise the impact its activities have on the environment and create a sustainable business, Lafarge has put in place principles and best practices across its integrated supply chain.
By focusing on re-use, recycling and reducing emissions in every stage, from initial planning of a quarry, to final restoration of the land, Lafarge is maintaining a sound business whilst respecting the environment and supporting local communities.
Lafarge continues to be heavily involved in restoration projects such as the newly completed Chalk Grassland project in Kent which has restored 40 hectares of grassland for sheep grazing. It is also in partnership with the RSPB at a prospective project at the Dunbar Works in Scotland, where the quarry site is being transformed into a nature reserve.