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LafargeHolcim CEO stresses importance of sustainability

The Untervaz Cement Plant, in Switzerland.

Copyright LafargeHolcim Ltd | Photographer: Rüdiger Nehmzow

The CEO of LafargeHolcim told CNBC Thursday that the building materials firm had to improve operations so that sustainability became part of its DNA.

Speaking to “Squawk Box Europe,” Jan Jenisch was asked about the topics of ESG (environmental, social and governance), how his industry was perceived as being both dirty and energy inefficient, the notion of using government funds to “build back better,” and the role LafargeHolcim could play in this. 

“In our company it’s clear: we want to be part of that, and we have

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LafargeHolcim launches its ‘green concrete’ in the U.S.

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Concrete is essential to the development of buildings around the world, but its impact on the environment can be considerable.

Cement, for example, is a crucial component in concrete but it is energy intensive to produce and its manufacture has a big footprint when it comes to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

According to a 2018 report from Chatham House, over 4 billion metric tons of cement are produced annually. This, the policy institute said, accounts “for around 8% of global CO2 emissions.”

As concerns about the sustainability of the construction sector mount, a

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