Lafarge’s ultra green cement helps sustainable mining in Kitimat
December 7, 2021 – Northwestern British Columbia: As a leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Lafarge Canada is making it easier for mining companies to extract material sustainably. And a new ultra low carbon cement - part of their ECOPlanet portfolio - has shown great success at BC’s Brucejack Mine with over 3000 truckloads delivered to date. Since 2017, Lafarge Canada has supplied over 145,000 tons of ECOPlanet T90 cement to the Brucejack mine, a high-grade underground gold mine located 65 kilometers north of Stewart.
Lafarge features in Radicle white paper on emissions reduction strategies
November 25, 2021 - Edmonton, AB: Lafarge Canada has been a partner of Radicle, an Albertan emissions reduction consultant firm, for several years. Our team was just featured in their newest white paper, "How to Create Impact with your Emissions Reduction Strategy". Click below to learn more!
Lafarge tracks clean energy initiatives and success at Dawson Road location
October 15, 2021 - Winnipeg, MB: Lafarge Canada continues to demonstrate their commitment to keeping sustainability at the forefront of all its operations. Working with Efficiency Manitoba, Lafarge Canada’s Dawson Road location installed energy-efficient machinery and LED lights at the facility - saving nearly half a million kWh of electricity over five years.
Lafarge Canada & Habitat for Humanity partner to provide safe and sustainable housing
Lafarge's role as a builder of progress is dedicated to empowering communities with local, affordable housing and infrastructure solutions and support essential human rights, such as education, health and making a living. Learn more about howHabitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region and Lafarge Canada collaborated on a project to combine sustainable solutions with much needed homes that will help local families live in safe, stable housing.
Lafarge Issues More EPDs in Western Canada, Proving Performance and Sustainability
AUGUST 12, 2021 - CALGARY, AB: With more environmental product declarations (EPDs) released for concrete available in Alberta and Manitoba, Lafarge’s ongoing commitment to sustainability remains in the forefront. The EPDs provide third-party verified data critical to surging sustainable construction across Western Canada.
Lafarge partners with Cematrix and the University of Waterloo on road base project
August 15, 2021 - WATERLOO, ON:Cematrix and the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) participated in an extensive research and testing program, on the use of CEMATRIX Cellular Concrete as road base material.
Lafarge Supplies First ECOPact Zero concrete in Eastern Canada
On Monday, July 26th, Lafarge’s Kingston ready mix plant produced and delivered the first ECOPact Zero concrete in Eastern Canada utilizing ECOPlanet cement in the mix for the first time as well. As part of Holcim’s ‘Houses of Tomorrow’ project to provide innovative, near zero CO2 footprint cement-based materials around the world, this marks the next step in our drive to demonstrate our developing know-how in sustainable construction around the world.
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.
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.