‘We have to improve our operations to be more sustainable,’ LafargeHolcim CEO says – CNBC

Written by Anmar Frangoul

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 to improve our operations to be more sustainable,” he replied. “For example, this first half year we have further increased the use of alternative fuel, we are already now at (a) 20% alternative fuel rate for all our plants globally.”

“Furthermore, we introduced our new concrete products, ECOPact, which is a new carbon reduced or even carbon neutral concrete, so we don’t take this lightly at all,” he added. “This will be the main … path for us going forward.”

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