The use of waste products as a resource requires careful planning and execution. Lafarge has established:
- stringent quality control standards in the use of waste products,
- a rigorous training policy for engineers, technicians and foremen.
In this way - and with the active contribution of Lafarge R&D teams - Lafarge is able to reinforce the use of alternative fuels and materials while optimizing its own industrial processes.
Lafarge Cement sees the use of alternatives and the pursuit of industrial ecology as distinct but complementary aspects of its core business. To leverage its expertise, Lafarge has developed a dynamic strategy and a dedicated organization, both globally and within its operational units.
Lafarge also enters into partnerships with local waste processing specialists. Lafarge has acquired share capital in Systech, a major waste management company in North America.