Hima Cement Ltd. uses scientific research and experimentation to find ways of using fewer natural resources.
Environmentally friendly building materials
Hima's goals in researching more environmentally friendly products are twofold:
In the production process, to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and conserve natural resources - e.g. by increasing the proportion of recycled raw materials used.
To develop products for sustainable construction - e.g. enhancing the properties of materials, such as concrete, that retain and distribute heat in cold climates and keep interiors cool in warm climates.
As urbanization increases, the demand for housing and infrastructures also grows. However, buildings account for important CO2 emissions and consume huge amounts of energy across a lifecycle that spans production, construction, operation and demolition.
In 2050, 70% of the world population will live in cities, twice as many as there were in 1970. Whether large, medium or small, whether in mature or emerging countries, cities are central to the challenges facing the planet. To improve cities, Lafarge contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected.