Lafarge proactively communicates with its stakeholders on a number of developments,
especially innovative products and sustainability efforts.
Technical expertise with performance ensure on-time completion for wastewater treatment plant
SEPTEMBER 2020, VANCOUVER, BC: The North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant (NSWWTP) is a new facility that will offer environmental benefits and additional community amenities in addition to its sewage treatment function. With challenging conditions, including a location that had limited access with accelerated pour schedules, the Lafarge team was the ideal option to provide both performance and materials supply.
Rio Tinto, Geocycle Canada and Lafarge Canada partner for circular economy project
16 October 2020, BATH, ON: Rio Tinto, Geocycle Canada and leading construction materials company Lafarge Canada are working together to reuse waste from the aluminium smelting process to make cement. In this circular economy initiative, the trio will reduce the need to extract other raw materials and create value from waste.
Lafarge Canada launches RAP pilot project - finding ways to build cities with reduced GHG emissions
OCTOBER 2020, VANCOUVER, BC: Lafarge Canada is pleased to announce a new pilot project in collaboration with the City of Richmond to replace virgin aggregates with a recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) mix. One of several circular initiatives, the process of replacing virgin aggregates with recycled asphalt pavement significantly diminishes the depletion of natural resources and reduces carbon emissions while diverting truckloads of asphalt from landfills.
LafargeHolcim Signs Net Zero Pledge with Science-Based Targets
SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 - ZURICH: LafargeHolcim becomes the first global building materials company to sign the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” pledge with intermediate targets approved by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in alignment with net zero pathway, releases 2030 targets accelerate reduction in CO2 intensity to exceed 20%, and announces partnership signed with SBTi to support development of 1.5°C cement roadmap
Lafarge Canada collaborates with Ahousaht First Nation
SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 - FLORES ISLAND, BC: Leveraging our own maritime distribution network and extensive presence throughout BC, our Lafarge Canada Hub City Paving team was uniquely placed to support the development of road infrastructure for Ahousaht Nation in Maaqtusiis, Flores Island BC.
Lafarge Canada awarded final phase of the $198m Highway 1 Lower Lynn Improvement Project
AUGUST 11, 2020 - VANCOUVER, BC: Lafarge Infrastructure has been awarded the Main Street/Dollarton Highway Interchange contract, the final phase of the $198m Highway 1 Lower Lynn Improvement Project in Metro Vancouver.
Lafarge recognizes local students with $10,000 in scholarship support
JULY 23, 2020 - EXSHAW, AB: Two local youth are each receiving $5,000 in post-secondary scholarship support from Lafarge in recognition for being excellent students, active volunteers and strong community leaders.
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.
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.
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: https://www.lafarge.ca/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.
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.
Lafarge is Canada's largest provider of sustainable construction materials and a member of the global group, LafargeHolcim. With 6,000 employees and 350 sites across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their families along with the community’s infrastructure benefit from the solutions provided by Lafarge consisting of aggregates, asphalt and paving, cement, precast concrete, ready-mix concrete and road construction.