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18 May 2022


Group statement following court decision of Lafarge on 18 May 2022, Paris, France

We strongly disagree with the Court of Appeal’s decision to retain complicity in crimes against humanity within the scope of the investigation of Lafarge SA.

It is important to note that this decision is not a ruling on the merits of the case. It is about determining the scope of the charges under investigation. We firmly believe that this charge should not be held against Lafarge SA, which will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

We reiterate that the alleged conduct at Lafarge SA is in stark contrast with everything that the Group stands for as a company. The events concerning Lafarge SA were concealed from our Board at the time of the merger in 2015 and go completely against our values. Lafarge SA continues to cooperate fully with the French authorities in their investigation into the alleged conduct.