Lafarge aggregates team innovates with natural gas
JULY 2021 - CALGARY, AB: Across Southern Alberta, road construction often requires the use of portable crushers and washplants to provide road base - a critical element of long lasting and high quality roadways. Showcasing their innovative leadership, the Calgary Aggregates team seized the opportunity to trial new natural gas generators, and yielded some very promising results.
Geocycle Canada wins Green Business of the Year award
Geocycle Canada won the Green Business of the Year award in the competition run by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce as recognition for their efforts at the Richmond Cement Plant. Overall, the Richmond Cement Plant expects to recycle 80,000 mt of waste in 2020 by co-processing waste that would otherwise be landfilled.
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.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 - EDMONTON, AB: Lafarge Canada's ongoing energy audits and initiatives to reduce consumption continue to show promising results. The pipe manufacturing facility in Edmonton, AB, have been monitoring their electricity usage, and recently re-assessed their consumption, after completion of a retrofit project. The retrofit is expecting to yield a reduction in electricity use at the plant by 20% by the end of 2020, with potential for further reductions in the future.
Case study: Lafarge Canada aggregates reduces GHG emissions on Amazon project
SEPTEMBER 2020, EDMONTON, AB: A detailed review of the GHG impact of supplying aggregates to the new Amazon warehouse in the Edmonton area considered haul distances and stripping depths. Lafarge Canada’s Northern Alberta team supplied recycled aggregates with calculations indicating that we reduced the amount of CO2 by 65% compared to supplying new aggregate.
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
AUGUST 2020, ASSINIBOIA, SK: Lafarge Canada has provided carbon-reduced concrete to the Golden South Wind Project, located immediately south and east of the Town of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan. With a focus on maximizing performance and reducing carbon, the team supplied almost 23,000 m3 of reduced-carbon concretes by including GUL cement in the concrete mixes.
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.
MAY 29, 2020 - ST-CONSTANT, QC: Lafarge St-Constant, located south of Montreal Quebec, has upgraded the Low Carbon Fuel Co-Treatment (LCF) system to reduce gas emissions at greenhouse effect associated with cement production, in its efforts to promote a zero waste future.
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”.
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.