Sustainability Successes

We believe in building progress, advancing society and uplifting communities. But today we want to play an even bigger role. That’s why we are reinventing how the world builds on our way to becoming a net zero company. Read on to learn more about our success in action - from greener concretes to recycled aggregates to low carbon cements, Lafarge Canada is reinventing how the world builds for people and the planet.

 

Lafarge Canada brings wind power to Exshaw plant

February 8, 2022 - EXSHAW, AB - Lafarge announced it has entered into a Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) with Calgary-based electricity company, TransAlta. Lafarge will maximize this PPA to supply 100 GWh/year of wind power (electricity only) to the Exshaw cement plant. “The PPA will cover 25% of Exshaw’s energy demands, depending on actual production volumes in 2022 and 2023. This agreement, first of its kind for Lafarge in Alberta, is an important step to utilizing higher amounts of renewable electricity at our facilities,” adds Cailee Ellis, Head of Sustainability and Environment of Lafarge Western Canada.

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Lafarge Canada helps protect sensitive Ontario ecosystem

Manitoulin Island, ON (January 25, 2022)  ̶  Lafarge Canada today announced its key role in the  massive conservation effort undertaken in the sensitive Great Lakes region as a partner with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC.) The NCC’s Manitoulin Island acquisition is one of its largest-ever in Ontario. With a $16-million price tag, the initiative relied heavily on the support of many partners.Lafarge Canada provided a donation of $100,000, with additional planned support in future years to enhance the conserved land’s biodiversity and educational value.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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