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Lafarge

Lafarge

Lafarge Sustainability Report

Fresh thinking on structure and metrics helped the Lafarge sustainability report to meet goals for year-on-year improvements and earn GRI A+ status.


Results


Fresh thinking drives improvement for Lafarge Sustainability Report

Lafarge, the world’s number 1 cement producer, has a firm target for year-on-year improvements in its sustainability report, based on independent third-party assessments. Corporate Citizenship’s insights on metrics, structure and copywriting have helped Lafarge’s sustainability reporting to earn GRI A+ status and provided a roadmap for on-going development.

Objectives

  • Manage Lafarge’s programme of sustainability reporting
  • Deliver year-on-year improvements in external assessments of the Lafarge sustainability report 

 

Action

Over a four-year period, Corporate Citizenship has helped Lafarge to gain GRI A+ status for its annual corporate responsibility report. For the 2009 Lafarge sustainability report, we identified metrics that would enable the report to comply with the improved GRI G3 Index A+, providing a roadmap for future improvements. Through advice on the structure and copywriting of the report, we were able to ensure that this greater depth of information was communicated clearly and purposefully.

 

Results

  • Corporate Citizenship delivered consistent year-on-year improvements for the Lafarge sustainability report
  • We helped Lafarge earn GRI A+ status for its reporting
  • The 2009 Lafarge sustainability report provided a clear roadmap for complying with the enhanced GRI G3 Index A+