Lafarge Egypt cares for a clean environment for our communities, building a green tomorrow for all generations. We continue working closely with public & private sectors and civil society to implement our green initiatives all over Egypt.

Lafarge Egypt, a member of Holcim, is committed to decarbonizing its operations, in line with the net zero initiative. The race to net zero will forever change how many companies do business but we at Holcim are ahead of the curve being the first global building materials company to sign the UNGC’s “Business Ambition for 1.5°C initiative”, with 2050 targets validated by SBTi.

We have set ourselves ambitious targets short- and long-term targets validated by SBTi to accelerate our reduction in CO2 intensity. We will maximize the deployment of existing technologies and will start laying the groundwork for our net zero journey to 2050.

Cleaning the Beaches of Baltim from Plastic - 2022

Geocycle Egypt continues its collaboration with Kafr El Sheikh governorate and civil society, to serve the community by cleaning Baltim Beach, with the goal to reduce plastic leakage to the sea, and environmental contamination, contributing to the efforts to mitigate the effects of global warming and reducing the use of imported virgin fossil feedstock in cement manufacturing.

The environmental community service activity is implemented under the auspices of Egyptian Ministries and Kafr El Sheikh Governorate, jointly contributing efforts to serve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and achieve Egypt Vision 2030.

Local youth volunteers have remarkably supported their governorate, cleaning up a 3 km² beach, and collecting an average of 80,000 plastic bottles. The clean-up initiative specifically addresses Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG 13) pertaining to climate action, which is one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 SDG indicators.

Cleaning the Beaches of Baltim from Plastic - 2021

Lafarge Egypt continues to promote partnerships with the private sector and civil society organizations to advance sustainable solutions. This initiative brought together Lafarge Egypt, the governorate of Kafr El Sheikh, and Plastic Bank, as well as local volunteers, to carry out a clean-up campaign of 1 km² in the city of Baltim. The clean-up campaign was concluded by an awareness-raising session for the participants to provide them with the requisite knowledge on how to lead social movements for a cleaner environment and advancing green and sustainable solutions.

Geocycle Egypt & The Ministry of Environment Safely Dispose 200 Tons of Hazardous Pesticides in 2021

Geocycle Egypt - the leading provider of waste management solutions and a sister company to Lafarge Egypt, a member of Holcim Group - was diligently delegated to safely dispose 200 tons of hazardous pesticides, assembled from various regions across Egypt; including Cairo, Alexandria, Upper Egypt and the Delta. Within the framework of the ‘Sustainable Persistent Organic Pollutant Management Project’ or (POPs) & precisely in April 2021, the renewed collaboration witnessed the achievements of Geocycle Lafarge Egypt in incinerating 34.9 tons of waste back in September 2020.

Go Green - Mr. Green

At Lafarge Egypt, we believe in building a world that works for people and the planet. We aim to raise awareness through a range of social media platforms on making the world greener and advancing green construction.

We launched Mr. Green, an invented character, which shares ideas and efforts through animated videos as to how individuals and the industry at large can lower the CO2 footprint and emissions. and advancing circular solutions.

Mr. Green Videos

Advancing the Implementation of the SDG 15 - "Life on Land"

Lafarge Egypt, in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Environment, organized 3 student camps in the Canal governorates to raise awareness among school students on the importance of protecting the environment. Many issues were discussed pertaining to sustainability, rationalization of consumption, as well as waste management and recycling.

This initiative is aligned with the Company’s conviction on the importance of environmental conservation and resource management in order to protect our planet

Producing Green Products

Pozzolanic Cement with lower clinker, which is characterized by reducing carbon emissions by 10% instead of the traditional Portland cement, which also impacts the client positively for the positive impact it has on the operation and concrete efficiency.

ECOPlanet and ECOPlanet Prime reduce carbon footprint by 50% and 60% in the same order. These products are also perfectly suited for national mega projects where they meet the design requirements in terms of efficiency and durability.

Shatbna Cement, is an exclusive product specific for finishing solutions, which forms around 30% of the local market consumption of cement and offers a 40% lower carbon footprint with no compromise on performance.

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