Promoting strong climate and energy policy
Bruno Lafont, Lafarge Chairman and CEO
We are strong advocates of responsible energy and climate policies, particularly through our participation and leadership in associations such as European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). These key positions helped us support the introduction of policies that eliminate subsidized fossil fuels, establish a meaningful price on carbon while avoiding ‘carbon leakage’, and promote long-term price stability to avoid volatility in carbon markets that would be detrimental to investment.
Bruno Lafont, Lafarge Chairman and CEO, takes part and leads all kinds of events to discuss the role that the private sector can play in the development of solutions to fight climate change. For example, Bruno Lafont is co-chairman of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) and Energy Efficiency in Building (EEB) initiative run by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and a member of the Executive Committee of the WBCSD. He chairs the Energy and Climate Change working group of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), and is also Chairman of the Sustainable Development Commission of the Medef, the French employers' federation.
We also believe that policies should also encourage energy efficiency and innovation in the value chain, especially in the building sector, to lead to greater reductions in CO2 emissions.