June 30, 2021 - Edmonton, AB – Driven to deliver innovative and creative solutions for employees and customers, Lafarge Canada is using tablets to help keep roads safer and operations running efficiently across Western Canada.

Lafarge Canada has introduced a digital DVIR, or Driver Vehicle Inspection Report, that will have positive impacts on operations and customer service. The DVIR provides a formal record confirming that the driver has completed the inspection of their vehicle and whether the vehicle is safe for the road or not - quickly integrating the team from mechanics to drivers through to dispatchers. 

Digitizing the inspection process allows the organization to achieve their goals and meet all external stakeholder’s requirements, while also going paperless. A digital version streamlines the inspection process and enables drivers to complete their reports faster, without missing any required fields and deliver real-time results. Mechanics will now be able to view the DVIRS in advance and prepare for any potential safety or service issues. 

“The trucks have to be checked before and after every time they head out for the day,” explains Dave Schmidt, Ready Mix Fleet and Training Manager. “We see everything in real time thanks to the tablets, and we maximize our opportunity to stay on top of every single maintenance requirement, no matter how small.” Maintaining equipment is a part of the organization’s commitment to maximizing efficiency alongside safety.

“They’re our priorities,” explains Prez Skiba, VPGM for Northern Alberta. “The best way for us to serve our customers, our employees, and our communities is to make safety the most important goal - that lets us operate sustainably, and reduce unnecessary idling, ensure the trucks perform well, and reduce our fuel consumption.” The digitization was completed as a part of theConcreteDirect smartphone app designed to reduce complexity and enable customers to manage and track concrete orders. As the app has evolved over 2020 and 2021, usage has tripled, while nearly half a million touchless deliveries have taken place. The app is available across North America in all Holcim operations.

“This is how we do business,” says Skiba. “Going digital helps our employees to operate safely, it shows our customers that drivers help keep worksites safe, and it makes sure our equipment is running as efficiently as possible.”

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Lafarge Canada Inc. and Calgary Region Airshed Zone celebrate industry collaboration this Clean Air Day

June 2, 2021, Calgary, AB: As a long-standing industry member of the Calgary Region Airshed Zone non-profit organization, Lafarge Canada Inc. continues to demonstrate unwavering commitment to clean air for all. Working collaboratively with other industry members, community, and government organizations, CRAZ is a vehicle for productive multi-stakeholder discussion and action regarding local air quality.

CRAZ monitors, analyzes and reports on the ambient air quality in Calgary and the surrounding region including operating the continuous ambient air quality stations in Calgary and with a portable air monitoring laboratory. As an industry member, Lafarge participates with concerned citizens, industry partners, and other stakeholders in the region to discuss policies, regulations and frameworks that affect air quality for all. 

Bob Spence (Vice President and General Manager, Southern Alberta and Western Canada) says, “Air quality is a significant concern for public health and Lafarge recognizes it has a role to play in protecting it. When we talk about our sustainability goals, air quality is an integral factor. We have been partners with CRAZ for 13 years - in that time, we’ve had a big impact on our own operations and our peers. We’re proud of the legacy we have built, and continue to build from our anti-idling campaigns to transparent air monitoring programs.”

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Jill Bloor (Executive Director, CRAZ) added “The involvement and enthusiasm that Lafarge brings to the table shows dedication toward creating a more sustainable environment where we all live, work and play. We need participation from industry because they have the ability to make a large and positive impact on the way we manage our clean air. The consistent presence from Lafarge has helped CRAZ continue to educate and inform the public about air quality and health impacts for the past 13 years. Celebrating this kind of collaboration is what will continue to build healthy and connected communities.”

The impact of poor air quality on personal health, environment, and the economy is recognized by Lafarge as a core element of the new sustainability strategy. Lafarge’s commitment to lower emissions is well aligned with the values of CRAZ to empower public citizens' awareness of local air quality issues, prevention, and impacts, backed up by real-time scientifically defendable data and research. “We all share the air,” says Spence. “Whether you’re a business or an individual, we can all make small changes that lead to big differences.”


About Lafarge Canada Inc.
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. www.lafarge.ca

Jill Truscott
Manager, Communications - Western Canada
Lafarge Canada Inc. 
300, 115 Quarry Park Rd SE
Calgary, AB  T2C 5G9 
Mobile 403.354.5063

Aleya Adams
Coordinator, Environment & Public Affairs Western Canada
Lafarge Canada Inc. 
300, 115 Quarry Park Rd SE
Calgary, AB  T2C 5G9 
Mobile 403.831.7961

About Calgary Region Airshed Zone
The Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ) is a non-profit organization with members from government agencies (provincial and municipal), non-profit organizations, industry and the public.   Established in 2007, the Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ) provides comprehensive air quality service to more than 25 municipalities, 200 industry members, and all Provincial Government agencies within a region of south-central Alberta that is home to more than 1.5 million Albertans.  In its 13-year history, CRAZ has already established comprehensive baseline air quality throughout the region for key air quality parameters.  CRAZ is a primary source for local air quality news, education programs and data information.
Jill Bloor
Executive Director
Calgary Region Airshed Zone
A13, 6120 2nd St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2L8
Mobile 403.540.5314