News & Events

Lafarge proactively communicates with its stakeholders on a number of developments,
especially innovative products and sustainability efforts.

 
Lafarge Canada's statement in response to discrimination

An act of discrimination involving a symbol of hatred has taken place in one of our workplaces in Montreal. This is an incident that we will not condone or tolerate.

Since learning about the incident, we have conducted an investigation and in light of the information we have gathered, terminating the employment of the individual who perpetrated this act - the strongest possible sanction - was the right, and only, thing to do. This corrective measure serves as a testament to Lafarge Canada's position in regard to discrimination of all types, and our zero tolerance policy when it comes to such matters.

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Biosolid capture enhances circular economy in BC at Lafarge’s Richmond plant

JUNE 23, 2020 - RICHMOND, BC: Good partnerships are a critical component for our license to operate, and will guide our industry into a more sustainable future. Our latest initiative with Victoria’s Capital Regional District (CRD) on Vancouver Island has implemented a creative new solution to maximize the potential of the region’s circular economy. We’re pleased to announce a long term contract with CRD to  provide a reliable, steady and safe supply of biosolids to use as fuel in our cement manufacturing at the Richmond plant.

 

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Kidd Mine - supported by Lafarge Canada - wins Safety Award from CIM

MAY 26, 2020 - TIMMINS, ON: The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is recognizing industry contributions with its 2020 Celebration of Excellence. Though the annual convention and celebration banquet had to be cancelled this year due to COVID-19, the CIM has gone ahead and announced those being recognized for their contributions in various fields in the mining industry.

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The 40 billion tonnes challenge

Our Chief Sustainability Officer Magali Anderson will speak on the '40 billion tonnes' challenge at Ethical Corporation's Business Week.

The conference which is part of Reuters Events brings together CEOs and sustainability leaders every year, and is taking place virtually this June. The event is organized by the Ethical Corporation which is a leading platform for business intelligence for sustainability founded in 2001.

 

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Lafarge Canada achieves major milestone on TransCanada Highway project

General contractor Lafarge completes completes $8M bridge in less than 8 months, on schedule and budget

March 31, 2020: VANCOUVER, BC

 

Highway 1 connects Metro Vancouver to the North Shore, the Horsehoe Bay ferry terminal, and Highway 99.  It is a vital local, regional, and provincial corridor for people, services and goods.  As part of the province’s ongoing effort to improve travel times and address safety concerns through this crucial portion of Highway 1, Lafarge was selected as the general contractor to deliver the Lower Lynn Improvement Project. Link this to our other feature on Lafarge.ca here: http://www.klasseb.com/en/lowerlynn

With Lafarge competing the initial Mountain Highway phase, focus shifted to the major milestone to successfully detour traffic onto the newly completed North Lynn Creek Bridge. 

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Lafarge celebrates complex project in Vancouver’s sensitive coastline

April 1, 2020: VANCOUVER

Lafarge Canada celebrates the completion of a highly demanding project along the BC coast for one of Canada’s largest rail companies. Working with CP Rail, Lafarge was retained to construct a rail spur at a local refinery adjacent to a busy existing rail line. As CP’s refinery ships its product via rail and ship only, vehicle access to the site of the new rail spur was nonexistent. The team built a temporary barge landing pad to receive the 120,000 tonnes of specialty aggregates from Lafarge’s Pitt River Quarries.  A temporary road was also pioneered into the site to ensure unlimited access for safety of the crews working and delivery of material.

 

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LafargeHolcim tops Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating in construction materials sector

Sustainalytics, a global leader in environmental, social and governance risks (ESG) and Corporate Governance research and ratings, published its latest LafargeHolcim ESG Risk Rating. Of all 101 construction materials companies analyzed, LafargeHolcim rated first. The company was also in the top 20% of all 12,000 companies assessed across all sectors.


Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability Officer: “We are very proud of this industry-leading ESG ranking. It positions LafargeHolcim as the number one construction materials company within Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Rating, as well as the very first to rank below 20 in its “low risk” category. We are proud of the results of this assessment and are encouraged to keep on raising the bar to further accelerate the transition to sustainable construction”.

 

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