Deep Roots - Part of our communities: past, present, and future
TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern
Canada), Canada's largest provider of solutions to the construction and
development industry, announced today the launch of its new corporate
social responsibility platform. The new initiative, called Deep Roots - Part of our communities: past, present, and future, supports Lafarge's global Sustainability Ambitions for 2020, will
demonstrate and reinforce Lafarge Canada's commitment to giving back to
the communities where we live, work, and raise our families.
"Our commitment to building better cities and communities extends beyond
our plants, pits, and quarries. We are proud of the social investments
we make in the communities we serve and the deep roots we maintain
across Eastern Canada," said Bob Cartmel, President and CEO, Lafarge
Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada). "Lafarge is dedicated to working with
charitable, non-governmental, and community organizations that share
our goal to help make a difference in local communities and regions,"
Through Deep Roots, Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada) will support projects in one or
more of the following four areas: Water, Environment, Sustainable
Construction, and the Canadian Forces, Veterans, and their Families.
These projects will be supported through direct financial contributions
or through in-kind donations of Lafarge building solutions such as
cement, concrete, and aggregates.
"We are interested in supporting projects and initiatives that focus on
water conservation and protection, the environment, sustainable
construction, as well as initiatives that allow for a smoother
transition for our men and women in uniform from the battlefields to
the workplace," concluded Cartmel.
Lafarge's mission is to contribute to the building of better cities and
communities across Canada, through its innovative solutions providing
them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more
beautiful, and better connected.
For more information on Deep Roots and how your organization can apply
for funding, please visit: www.buildingbettercities.ca/deeproots
ABOUT LAFARGE CANADA INC.
Lafarge Canada Inc. is Canada's largest provider of solutions to the
construction and development industry. With more than 6000 employees
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 infrastructure that
supports their communities such as roads, bridges, transportation
links, water, and waste management benefit from the solutions provided
Through our Sustainability Ambitions for 2020, Lafarge is committed to
providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and
improving the environment in and around its operations. At locations
across Canada, we have worked to reduce carbon dioxide emissions,
restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste
materials that can be recycled and used in our operations. More
information is available on Lafarge Canada's website: www.buildingbettercities.ca or www.lafarge-na.com
ABOUT THE LAFARGE GROUP
A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 65,000 people in
64 countries, and posted sales of €15.8 billion in 2012. As a
top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses,
it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through
its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making
them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected.
With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge
places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute
to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural
creativity. Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been part of the Dow
Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability
benchmark in recognition of its sustainable development actions. More
information is available on Lafarge's website: www.lafarge.com
SOURCE: Lafarge Canada Inc.
For further information:
Regan P. Watts
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada)
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