How lafarge builds canada right


The future isn't written, it's built.

With innovation and sustainability at the heart of everything we do, we’re committed to building a world that works for people and the planet. A world that is greener, smarter and that works for all. 

Shaping a world that is greener, we’re committed to a net zero future and at the forefront of carbon neutral and circular 
building materials and solutions. 

Shaping a world that is smarter, we’re leveraging innovation and digital, as well as pioneering new technologies such as 3D printing, to build more with less.

Shaping a world that works for all, we’re part of hundreds of transformational infrastructure projects connecting society around the world. We drive  affordable housing and schools. And we empower communities and our people wherever we operate. The Canadian construction and building materials industry faces significant challenges, and we provide the solutions our communities need. 

Population growth and rapid urbanization

By 2020, it is projected that the global population will reach approximately 7.7 billion and the number of people who live in or around urbanized areas will rise by 1 billion from today’s levels. This rapid growth during the 21st century is driving an increased demand for affordable housing and infrastructure as more and more people live in or around urbanized areas.

Increasing demand for value-added products and services from building materials companies

Competition among building materials companies is no longer based only on prices and the ability to deliver cement. To differentiate, we need to offer innovative, user-tailored products and solutions that improve the quality of buildings (e.g., environmental properties, aesthetics, and durability) and reduce the cost of construction or of ownership lifecycle. We also increasingly offer global services and solutions to building companies.

Resource scarcity and climate change

Our industry must create sustainable, resource and energy efficient materials and manufacturing processes.


How we build Canada Right

Transforming ourselves to become the Canadian leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, we are:

  • Making cities greener from foundation to rooftop, with low-carbon and energy-efficient solutions
  • Empowering society with smarter infrastructure, from green mobility and renewable energy to essential sanitation
  • Improving living standards for all with affordable and sustainable solutions
  • Building more with less, driving the circular economy
  • Becoming a net-zero company, with sustainability at the core of our strategy
Innovation at LafargeHolcim

For LafargeHolcim, innovation is a continuous process. We introduce innovations at all levels of our operating cycle to drive transformation of our business, with the ultimate goal of serving our customers the best possible way, whatever their needs. This encompasses:

  • Developing integrated market solutions and construction systems for key accounts, for sustainable construction and high performance applications.
  • Creating new businesses, as in waste collection, handling, and management.
  • Introducing industrial and logistics innovation for improved efficiency and mastery as well as reduction of our own energy footprint.
  • Exploring digital innovation, such as “big data,” automation revolution, and building information modeling software.
  • Inventing new ways of selling our products and solutions.
  • Pushing for open innovation and partnering with experts, start-ups, and academic organizations.