March 30, 2020: At LafargeHolcim, the health and safety of our customers and colleagues is our highest priority. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are constantly monitoring and adapting our business approach for each country, while at the same time carefully following the recommendations from the World Health Organization as well as the recommendations from local health authorities.
We know our customers depend on the seamless delivery of our services and we're eager to help keep your projects moving forward during this unprecedented time. While our dispatch teams are working 100% remotely, they continue to be fully accessible via the Chat feature on the ConcreteDirect app.
Under the leadership of David Redfern and with his full commitment, Lafarge in Eastern Canada took the pledge to implement the Women Empowerment Principles (WEP)—a set of UNWomen guidelines promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment at work.
"Signing the WEP is a testament to our ongoing commitment to women in Eastern Canada and materializes what we've always intended to do: promote gender equality within Lafarge Canada, endorse women's career development by offering them equal opportunities, and ensure their health, safety and well-being at work,” explains David. “To take things one step further, we are also implementing various initiatives in 2020 and beyond to help foster a culture built upon inclusion and growth."
At Lafarge, we make every effort to foster an inclusive culture built upon trust, respect and diversity. Diversity is more than color and ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. It’s embracing the diversity of thoughts that comes with having a diverse workforce. It’s about normalizing differences and minimizing biases so we can become better, together. For this reason, we are very proud to have been awarded one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer by MediaCorp—a recognition that truly gives meaning to our efforts to foster an inclusive workplace.
The Calgary Public Library is a recent addition to Canada’s third-largest city. The challenging location turned into a setting for neighborhood revitalization -- and our precast solutions were a big part of the answer.The wall and stairs shown below are made with precast elements made by Lafarge Canada. Each meets the precise specifications agreed to with the building’s design team. In the library plaza alone, 858 precast concrete landscape elements make up the terrace walls, precast concrete terrace seating, precast concrete stairs, planters, and benches.The precast concrete terrace walls were formed with a relief for LED linear lighting, enhancing the landscape elements at night. Another 1,400 square meters of solid precast concrete architectural cladding were used mainly at the base of the building to provide resilience.
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.