The agreement contains essential labour rights principles, mentions trading partners, subcontractors and suppliers and establishes a process to review and implement the agreement in all Lafarge worksites.
The GFA with leading French building material multinational, Lafarge, is co-signed with another global union federation, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI).
The agreement binds Lafarge to respect the following core principles throughout its operations:
- No forced labour;
- No discrimination in employment;
- No use of child labour;
- Freedom of association and right of workers to collective bargaining;
- Living wages paid at least at the level of national legislation or collective agreements, as applied in the industry/sector concerned;
- Working hours comply with relevant national legislation, national agreements and industry/sector standards;
- Safe and healthy work environment in accordance with ILO Convention 156 and ILO Guidelines for Occupational Health Management Systems; and
- Development of Skills Training for all workers in cooperation with trade unions.
Facts on Lafarge GFA
Agreement signed: 12 September 2005
Other signatories: Building Workers International