Lafarge’s Bath Cement Plant in Ontario, Canada, has won the prestigious Overall Environmental Excellence Award.
This is the third time a Canadian cement plant has been recognised in the history of the award. The Plant was selected by an independent panel for its commitment to improving the environment and surrounding communities at the 9th Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards, presented by Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine in Chicago on April 27, 2010.
The award honors individual cement plants that exemplify the spirit of continuous environmental improvement and support this spirit with action. In addition to winning the top environmental award, the plant was also recognized in the Land Stewardship and Innovation categories.
“The Lafarge Bath Cement Plant has clearly demonstrated excellence by taking steps beyond those contained in environmental laws, regulations and permits to minimize their impact on the environment”, said Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada. “The actions of the plant make the surrounding communities a better place to live and work and, by the same token, demonstrate that the industry is at the forefront of manufacturing technology.”